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Verizon doesn’t plan to renew its sponsorship of the Verizon Center, whose naming rights the company has owned since the building opened in 1997 as the MCI Center.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Judge strikes down heart of D.C. gun law. [WAMU]
  • Vincent Orange got outplayed by three freshmen on his own committee. [Loose Lips]
  • ANC votes to end liquor license moratorium in west Dupont Circle. [Barred in DC]
  • DCPS’ biggest challenge, in one chart. [Housing Complex]

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

Fact Check: How accurate is Pitch Perfect? We asked D.C.-area a cappella singers.

Signing Off: Outgoing City Paper reporter Aaron Wiener says goodbye to his readers.

I Know What You’ll Do This Summer: Find out in the 2015 Summer Arts & Entertainment Guide.

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

  • Judge strikes down portion of the new gun law. [WAMU]
  • Vincent Orange gets outplayed at his committee. [LL]
  • Maryland gives conditional approval to the Pepco-Exelon takeover. [WBJ]
  • Capitol Hill residents want intersection changed. [WAMU]
  • Adios to Housing Complex’s Aaron Wiener. [Housing Complex]

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

  • How accurate is Pitch Perfect 2? We asked D.C.-area a cappella singers. [Arts Desk]
  • Photos of Drop Electric and Laughing Man at Artisphere [D.C. Music Download]
  • D.C. will give out $1.2 million in incentives for production studios to film movies and TV shows here. [Washingtonian]
  • A review of Shark Week‘s record release show [DCist]
  • Photos of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington at the Lincoln Theatre [BYT]

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

  • Which of the D.C. area’s fast-casual pizza places is doing it best? [Post]
  • ANC votes to end west Dupont liquor license moratorium. [Barred in DC]
  • 3 Stars Brewing Company voluntarily recalls 750 mL bottles of its Pandemic Porter. [DC Beer]
  • Five places to eat near the 9:30 Club [Washingtonian]
  • Restaurant offering discount for traffic tickets abruptly closes in Shaw, moves to Anacostia. [PoPville]
  • The early word on Provision No. 14 [Eater]