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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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Au Revior: Bistro Français, long a Georgetown institution, will close next month after 41 years of service.
- Sweeter Than Honey: The Department of Parks and Recreation launched an urban beekeeping program.
- LEAP: D.C. Public Schools teachers will get weekly subject-based training for a new initiative next year.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Muriel Bowser wields sledgehammer, faces D.C. United stadium protesters. [City Desk, WBJ, DCist]
- 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. [DCist, Post]
- Deborah Simmons on summer jobs. [Times]
- Maryland says no thanks to retrocession. [City Desk]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.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]