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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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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? email@example.com)
- Kenyan McDuffie, Muriel 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. [Post, Times, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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 (email@example.com)
- 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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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]