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On Monday, Mayor Muriel Bowser, city officials, and D.C. United fans touted the soccer team’s future 20,000-seat stadium in Buzzard Point, expected to be finished by early 2018. But DCU could start that season with away games.


  • The Washington football team has asked the Supreme Court to consider its trademark case. [Post]
  • Metro says a “foreign object” may be behind Saturday’s Red Line fire incident. [WAMU, City Desk, Post]
  • District residents paid more than people in 22 states last year in federal taxes. [DCist, The Hill]
  • Police are looking for a group that allegedly beat and robbed a man near Howard University. [Borderstan]
  • A student was stabbed near Wilson High School on Monday morning, D.C. police say. [City Desk, WTOP]
  • Police are also investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred early today in Brightwood Park. [NBC4, FOX5]
  • D.C. marijuana activists met with the White House on Monday and they want action from POTUS. [DCist]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Muriel Bowser wields sledgehammer, faces D.C. United stadium protesters. [City DeskWBJDCist]
  • With Metro so bad, why can’t the rider’s union keep it together? [WAMU]
  • D.C. Chamber of Commerce plans to pick a new leader to help embattled biz community. [WBJ]
  • Adam Eidinger wants more on marijuana after White House meeting. [DCistPost]
  • Deborah Simmons on summer jobs. [Times]
  • Maryland says no thanks to retrocession. [City Desk]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • National Gallery gets a big donation. [Post]
  • Here are the shows most Washingtonians are watching. [DCist]
  • Kid Congo Powers on how he found Chicano magic in D.C. to influence his new album. [Bandwidth]
  • Veep: Still crazier than reality. [Washingtonian]
  • Local musicians reflect on Prince‘s impact on the music world. [DC Music Download]
  • Here’s the lineup for this year’s outdoor movie series in NoMa. [DCist]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Where to fill a growler in D.C. [Barred in DC]
  • The $20 Diner’s favorite taquerias and Mexican restaurants. [Post]
  • Oohh’s & Aahh’s joins Walmart in Brightwood. [WBJ]
  • Bistrot Royal, from the Bastille team, is closing. [Eater]
  • The best brunch dishes and drinks in D.C. [Zagat]
  • The Pretzel Bakery is selling $1 pretzels today. [Hill Now]
  • The best new burger in D.C. is at a Thai joint. [Burger Days]