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Today’s Washington City Paper isn’t afraid of the derecho! It’s out today, and has a cover story on AFI Docs, the documentary festival formerly known as Silverdocs.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Metropolitan Branch Trail cyclist attack involved up to 15 teens. [Post]
- Suburbs not happy about proposed tax on commuter buses. [Post]
- Vincent Orange staffer says Orange’s campaign records have been subpoenaed. [NBC 4]
- Federal Trade Commission warns taxi commission about rules Uber says would hurt its business. [Examiner]
- Friendly fish/fruit on top of cars baffles Northwest. [Post]
- Percentage of white residents increases in new Census numbers. [Post]
- Eisenhower Memorial design gets closer to restart. [Examiner]
- The Fairfax County sexting ring draws to a close. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photos of the Day: Supernova Performance Art Festival.
Machen It Happen: Can U.S. Attorney Ron Machen convince the city’s politicians to stay clean?
Ham and Sherry: A new D.C. restaurant wants to make sherry cool—-and not just for grandmothers.
LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Feds subpoena Vincent Orange‘s campaign records. [NBC 4]
- And Orange campaign donors at Northeast produce store last seen in rat investigation get their own subpoena. [Post]
- Council backs off taxes on commuter buses after suburbs complain. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- D.C. pool turns people blue. [WJLA]
- Loose Lips returns with a column on the man of the hour, Ron Machen. [Loose Lips]
- Whole Foods coming to Capitol Riverfront? [The Hill Is Home]
- This is what grocery shopping looks like, on a macro level. [Atlantic Cities]
- Local ANC supports Hill East project. What happens now? [UrbanTurf]
- Give us a financial plan, Metro! [GGW]
- T Street NW restaurant gets snagged in a neighborhood dispute. [Borderstan]
- Today on the market: Vinyl in Brightwood
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- D.C.’s Beautiful Swimmers will drop their debut LP, Son, on July 2. [Resident Advisor]
- The congressional committee overseeing the Eisenhower Memorial will consider legislation that could reform the Eisenhower Memorial Commission. [Washington Times]
- A tiny library comes to F Street NE. [DCist]
- Ex-Bad Brains group The White Mandingos drop a video for “My First White Girl.” [Couch Sessions]
- Madame Tussauds nabs The Beatles. [WTOP]
- Should we listen to Mike Daisey‘s thoughts on journalism? [Poynter]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The 101 best food trucks in America [Daily Meal]
- Michel Richard helps Amtrak go gourmet. [Post]
- People love to steal stuff from bars. [Liquor.com]
- Top local beers for summer [Drink DC]
- Thirty places for people with summer hours to drink [Eater]
- Eight burgers to try without beef [Girl Meets Food]
- Extreme Pizza now open in Pentagon City. [ARLnow]