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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 400 koi were stolen from a Fairfax County pond in a heist comparable to Ocean’s 11. [Post]
- The U.S. Park Police—who guard the Mall and other public landmarks—have lost track of more than 1,000 firearms. Whoops. [NBC4]
- A Human Rights Report that claimed that D.C. police failed to investigate 170 in 480 sexual assault cases is probably exaggerated, according to a study done by a third party. [Times]
- The Washington Wizards picks Otto Porter Jr. to “do damage next year.” [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
A Chef Confrontation: Toki Underground chef Erik Bruner-Yang and wife Seda Wang were arrested yesterday for allegedly attacking Bruner-Yang’s ex-girlfriend over a Facebook post made last month.
Santa Claus-Impersonating Congressman Hates D.C. Traffic Cameras: Freshman Representative Kerry Bentivolio doesn’t have a car, but that won’t stop him from drafting a bill to take away the cameras.
Imported Cicadas: Because the infamous cicadas never showed up, the Dutch embassy had to import cicadas from New Jersey for a bug-tasting event.
José Andrés: He continues to bring his celebrity to the D.C. culinary scene with a line of high-end Spanish food line.
Goodbye, Round House Blackbox!: Round House Theatre relinquishes its Silver Spring blackbox. It’s unclear where they will go next.
Photo of the Day: The Girl with the Sid Vicious Shirt
LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- City will cover Jeff Thompson‘s bills at Chartered for $39 million. [WBJ]
- Fire department looks bad in new report; Tommy Wells says he’d fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe. [NBC 4]
- Review: Human Rights Watch overstated MPD’s sexual assault problem. [Times
- Jack Evans won’t let scratch-off contract pass without more local participation. [WAMU]
- More money for Metro [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Santa-impersonating Michigan congressman wants to ban D.C.’s traffic cameras. [Loose Lips]
- Cops assume biker must be at fault in accident. [GGW]
- Mount Pleasant’s the most competitive housing market in town. [UrbanTurf]
- GSA: Help us with our real estate portfolio! Wait, never mind. [WBJ]
- Alexandria legalizes sidewalk biking. [DCist]
- Urbanist transportation secretary confirmed easily. [Streetsblog]
- Historic preservation group wants historic office, chooses Watergate. [Post]
Tommy Wells: Fire department is in disarray. [WJLA]
Today on the market: Apartment in former laundromat
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (email@example.com)
- 9:30 Club operators I.M.P. Productions takes over Lincoln Theatre. [Arts Desk]
- Round House Theatre lets go of its Silver Spring venue. [Arts Desk]
- The Evens play Fort Reno July 8, Paint Branch closes the series on August 8, and the full schedule is finally up. [Arts Desk]
- Arena Stage’s One Night With Janis Joplin goes to Broadway. [Post]
- Spin gives Wale‘s The Gifted six out of 10 stars. [Spin]
- Mixed reviews don’t stop Wale from partying at the W Hotel. [Washingtonian]
- But the rapper may not actually perform at RGIII‘s wedding, says a rep. [Post]
- Woop woop: Fillmore Arts Center will not lose jobs after all. [Georgetown Patch]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Smucker Farms to sell Kushi sushi. [Washingtonian]
- The best (and worst) pizzas [Eater]
- Where to eat on 4th of July [HuffPost]
- Mac’s Donuts will hold a doughnut-eating competition. [DCist]
- Will Burmese restaurant Mandalay in Shaw finally open in early July? [PoPville]