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The D.C. statehood bill was once again introduced in the Senate, where it will surely die.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • National Cathedral to remove stained glass featuring Confederate flag. [USA Today]
  • Marion C. Barry was sentenced to 15 days in jail, which he’ll serve on weekends, for violating the terms of his probation. [Post]
  • Marion Barry confidante gets probation for stealing $52K. [Loose Lips]
  • A bouldering gym, beer garden, and in-house coffee roaster under one roof. [Post]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

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Seventh Heaven: Political intrigue in Ward 7 includes Kwame Brown potentially challenging Yvette Alexander.

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

  • Homicides jump by 20 percent. [Post]
  • Cathy Lanier aims to end homicide spike. [NBC4]
  • Marion Barry confidante gets probation. [LL]
  • Marion C. Barry sentenced to weekends in jail after failing to meet probation requirements. [Post]
  • Are stadiums a good deal for the District? [WCP]
  • Sen. Tom Carper reintroduces his statehood bill. [City Desk, WAMU]
  • Safeway can decide what’s next for Skyland. [WBJ]

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • In its second D.C. season ballet company experiments with the old (a live onstage string quartet) and the new (dance improv). [Arts Desk]
  • A local ex-con reviews Orange is the New Black season 3, episode 2. [Arts Desk]
  • Camp David, which premiered at Arena Stage in 2014, may be on its way to Broadway. [Post]
  • Song premiere: Listen to the New Retro‘s “Two Step.” [Arts Desk]
  • Ron Knox and Tom Grahsler discuss this year’s Fort Reno hullabaloo.  [Radio CPR]
  • The National Museum of the American Indian’s Inca Road exhibition, by the numbers [Post]
  • In D.C. artist Rachel Schmidt‘s show at Flashpoint, the world’s last elephant explores a planet of high-rises. [Bmore Art]

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

  • Where to find a roof for Fourth of July [Post]​
  • Bardo pushes back opening of Nats Park beer garden. [WBJ]
  • How D.C.’s cat cafe compares to the Japanese original [Thrillist]
  • Rito Loco finally opens in Shaw today. [PoPville]
  • Ballston’s Rus Uz expands with specialty Russian and Uzbek imported goods. [ARLnow]
  • Where to drink cheaply this summer [DCist]
  • ScratchDC will set up TinyGrocery, a gourmet vending machine, in your office. [Express]