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A D.C. Protective Services Police Department sergeant is on trial for buying an AR-15 assault rifle, even though his agency gave him permission to buy it.


  • Why do Pigskins playera keep getting suspended for performance-enhancing drugs? [Post]
  • Mayor Vince Gray, language law scofflaw? [Loose Lips]
  • Fiance of woman killed by car on Eastern Avenue wants more pedestrian safety. [NBC 4]
  • Park Service cleans up Abraham Lincoln. [NBC 4]


Photo of the Day: Man With Cardboard Sign.

You Know You Want It: Robin Thicke, MGMT, and Vampire Weekend will play Virgin Mobile FreeFest.

Rugby Players Run Out: With the closing of Capitol Hill’s 18th Amendment, a group of rugby players are looking for a place to party.

Land Shuffle: The District will be paid in money, not land, for the additional value of the Reeves Center in the D.C. United stadium deal.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips?

  • Kenyan McDuffieMuriel Bowser suspicious of stadium land swaps. [WAMU]
  • Stadium deal makes LGBT group reconsider its planned move to Reeves Center. [Blade]
  • Vince Gray gets a softball injury. [Post]
  • Summer school misses enrollment goal. [Post]
  • George Zimmerman verdict inspires Adams Morgan attack. [PostTimes, WTOP]
  • United Medical Center could spend all of District subsidy. [WBJ]
  • D.C. United could move development to the other side of South Capitol Street. [WBJ]
  • Man high on PCP steals ambulance. [WAMU]
  • Colby King declares Jeff Thompson “public menace no. 1.” [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips?

  • A map of the “New Southwest” [SWTLQTC]
  • Stadium deal is good news for Capitol Riverfront BID. [WBJ]
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton‘s new committee seniority is good news for transit. [Streetsblog]
  • GSA administrator: Proposed cuts would cause feds to default on rent. [Post]
  • Dear D.C. Council: Please add more traffic cameras. [D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council]
  • Raze permit applications for West End Library, Hine School. [WBJ]
  • Starbucks coming to Walmart development at 1st and H streets NW. [WBJ]
  • Today on the market: Cleveland Park rowhouse

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips?

  • Crazy House Republicans propose crazy cuts to Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities. [WAMU]
  • Thievery Corporation‘s Eric Hilton says he won’t offer his music on Spotify, calling the streaming music service a “techno-feudalistic gulag.” [Huffington Post D.C.]
  • WaPo editorial board: Just approve Gehry‘s Eisenhower Memorial design already. [Post]
  • Mark Leibovich‘s This Town debuts at No. 1. [Post]
  • So who showed up to Leibovich’s book party? [Post]
  • New development in Virginia Square includes a black-box theater. [Greater Greater Washington]
  • Confessions of a black Dave Matthews Band fan [Post]
  • After vandalism, Lincoln Memorial reopens. [AP via Huffington Post]
  • D.C. steps around the hot sidewalk turd that is Sharknado. [DCist]
  • Everything you wanted to know about Tom Goss’ bears anthem [D.C. Music Download]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips?

  • The best ways to take wine to the beach [Drink DC]
  • The 15 best fast food breakfasts [Thrillist]
  • Todd Wiss is now executive chef of Firefly. [Eater]
  • Capitol City Brewing Co. brews special 21st birthday beer. [WBJ]
  • Summer restaurant deals for each day of the week [Washingtonian]
  • Petworth bar from Paul Ruppert will be called Petworth Citizen. [PoPville]
  • El Chucho owners to open Bar Charley at 1825 18th St. NW [Post]