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A D.C. police officer was involved with a scheme to launder money from cocaine profits, according to prosecutors.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
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HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.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]