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A D.C. police officer was involved with a scheme to launder money from cocaine profits, according to prosecutors.


  • Fifteen percent of Metro employees fear retaliation in whistleblower cases. [Examiner]
  • Councilmember Tommy Wells wants a ban on 3-D printed guns. [Times]
  • WTOP gets hacked. [Post]
  • Mary McLeod Bethune historical site, Anacostia Community Museum top list of least-visited tourist attractions. [Examiner]
  • MoCo launching sting for drivers who ignore pedestrian crosswalks. [NBC4]
  • Nats fans mad over rainout policy. [WJLA]


Photos of the Day: Palma Violets.

Kombucha on Tap: New tea spot District Tea Lounge offers kombucha on tap and tea served in steins.

Back It Up: The key to reaching the benefits of reverse commuting is having more people living downtown.

Post Out: With eyes toward a potential move from its downtown headquarters, the Washington Post is polling its employees.

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

  • Metro union doesn’t like Circulator expansion plans. [WJLA]
  • On the pitched PC battle over the term “master bedroom.” [WBJ]
  • Dreaming of rooftop bars atop empty parking garages. [GGW]
  • M Street bike lane construction to start in August. [DCist]
  • Park Service plans for Washington Monument reopening next spring. [WJLA]
  • The progress at the future Harris Teeter building at The Yards. [JDLand]
  • St. Es makes its mark: Big office/residential project proposed for Congress Heights. [WBJ]
  • Life in D.C.’s smallest house. [UrbanTurf]
  • In defense of a land swap for a D.C. United stadium. [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Lanier Heights co-op

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

  • Sweetlife Festival schedule announced. [Facebook]
  • The Rolling Stones play Verizon Center June 24. [Post]
  • Theater Alliance announces a Monday night reading series that focuses on women playwrights. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
  • Photos from Michelle Obama‘s book signing at Politics & Prose [AP via Huffington Post D.C.]

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

  • Eight food artisans in D.C. to know about [Zagat]
  • Mixologists Ari and Micah Wilder team up with Floriana owners for Adams Morgan’s Federal Lounge.[WBJ]
  • D.C.’s official cocktail, The Rickey, is in The Great Gatsby. [Washingtonian]
  • Bars with purse hooks [Drink DC]
  • Former Suna chef Johnny Spero lands at Minibar. [Post]
  • Taqueria Nacional opens off 14th St. NW next week [PoPville]