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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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.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? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

    • 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? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.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? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

            • 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]

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