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A cab driver was shot and killed this morning in Adams Morgan, with the suspects shooting at police before being arrested.


  • Firefighters accused of sexually assaulting female firefighter. [Post]
  • Sean Taylor murder trial set for August. [WJLA]
  • D.C. high school graduation costs as much as $400 per student. [NBC 4]
  • David Catania education bill would connect grades and student scores on standardized tests. [Post]
  • More on the Kenyan McDuffie staffer accused of paying bar tabs with constituent service funds. [Loose Lips]
  • Should your house be in the middle of a river? [GGW]


Photo of the Day: Cicada.

Sleep Late: Taylor Gourmet is dropping its breakfast hoagies due to lack of demand and sleepy staffers.

Free Theater: Sign up to be a Fringe & Purge reviewer at the Capital Fringe Festival, get tickets to see plays.

LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Investigator looking into ex-director’s claims that Public Employee Relations Board discriminated against white people and conservatives. [Times]
  • David Catania is working on a package of public school bills, including one that would tie grades with standardized tests. [Post]
  • District officials unhappy with Carefirst’s stance on coverage options in health insurance exchange. [Post]
  • Tommy Wells wants D.C. school fields to be open to public when school’s out. [Examiner]
  • Four firefighters are on administrative duty after being accused of sexual assault by a colleague. [WAMU]
  • Department of Health launches snazzy campaign promoting condom use. [Examiner]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Mapping the prematurity of east-of-the-river gentrification talk. [Congress Heights on the Rise]
  • The Tubman soccer fields are alright, but 11th Street NW used to be cooler. [Ghosts of DC]
  • Dry D.C. is alright, but canaled D.C. was cooler. [GGW]
  • Twelfth Street NE businesses stand to gain from Monroe Street Market agreement. [WBJ]
  • Jack Evans and Co. get Wisconsin Ave. median removed. [GGW]
  • Cafritz fight continues with appeal. [WBJ]
  • Subway was predicted in 1941 to serve the 37 percent of fed workers living near the Soldiers Home. [Ghosts of DC]
  • Confused by all the new supermarkets? There’s an app for that. [Post]
  • Still waiting for dispensaries to open. [WJLA]
  • Today on the market: Apartment building for under $100k/unit

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The Post drops its summer arts preview. [Post]
  • The Kickstarter campaign for an in-progress documentary about Bad Brains HR is close to meeting its goal. [Kickstarter]
  • Where to see movies outside this season [WTOP] [DCist]
  • Shirlington gets a music festival. [ARLnow]
  • Playwright Gwydion Suilebhan gets laid off. Bummer. [Gwydion Suilebhan]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Interns’ guide to happy hours [Post]
  • A guide to the many new Italian restaurants [Washingtonian]
  • Check out Tom Yum District, coming to Rosslyn. [Eater]
  • Behold Dunkin’ Donuts‘ glazed donut breakfast sandwich [NPR]
  • Eleven must-try lobster rolls around D.C. [Zagat]
  • An absinthe-inspired saison from Virginia’s Adroit Theory Brewing Company [NoVa Mag]