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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Police Chief Cathy Lanier said a judge’s decision to overturn D.C.’s ban on carrying handguns in public will not have an effect on street violence, but rather on the security of dignitaries and high-profile events. [Post]
- In a deleted memoir chapter that WCP obtained, Marion Barry describes his infamous Denver incident as a “fallout over intimacy.” [Loose Lips]
- Why was Marion Barry‘s council staff working on his memoir on government time? [Loose Lips]
- The District’s unemployment rate jumped from 6.7 percent in May to 7.6 percent in June. [Washington Business Journal]
- Who’s really behind the Washington football team’s new “fact” campaign? [Slate]
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LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer. (tips? email@example.com)
- Marion Barry used D.C. Council staff to work on his autobiography. [LL]
- Deleted chapter from Barry’s book covers girlfriend contract scandal. [LL]
- Police chief Cathy Lanier says ruling allowing gun possession in public could threaten District dignitaries. [Post]
- NAACP sues Metro over allegedly discriminatory background check rules. [City Desk, WAMU, Post]
- One-time tax cheat Pete Ross accused of owing IRS money again his shadow senate campaign. [LL]
- Charter schools sue for more funding. [WAMU, Post]
- Muriel Bowser on WPFW today at 1 p.m. [Twitter]
- Prosecutors won’t pursue charges against cop in assault case. [Post]
- Building in Northeast collapses. [Post]
- Firefighters put out short-lived fire at the zoo. [Post]
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ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- The best museums in D.C. off the National Mall [DCist]
- Philanthropist and ex-Ford’s Theatre chairman Wayne Reynolds took to the witness stand to decry the Corcoran’s fundraising efforts on the institution’s third day in court seeking permission to dissolve. [Post]
- Photos from after-hours at the Freer and Sackler Gallery [BYT]
- Read a secret, deleted chapter from Marion Barry‘s autobiography [Loose Lips]
- Watch D.C.-based cellist Janel Leppin and indie-folk guitarist Marissa Nadler play a haunting, reverb-drenched tune. [Bandwidth]
- Summer reading picks from D.C. VIPS [Washingtonian]
- How Congressional staffers persuade their members to interview with Stephen Colbert [Post]
- Listen to Kali Uchis‘ smooth new track on a Kitty Cash mixtape. [Bandwidth]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Chef RJ Cooper opens Gypsy Soul in Mosaic District. [Washingtonian]
- Former Barmini bartender Devin Gong to open Copycat Co. cocktail bar on H Street NE. [WBJ]
- Tom Sietsema gives Barcelona Wine Bar 1.5 stars. [Post]
- Granite City Food & Brewery is coming to National Harbor. [Eater]
- Capital Bikeshare members get a free bowl from ShopHouse every Sunday in August. [PoPville]
- Five Restaurant Week tables to book right now [Zagat]
- How to make marijuana-infused craft cocktails [VICE]