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District Line Daily: At-Large Race Gets Larger

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Three more hopefuls have jumped into the already ridiculously crowded field of candidates vying for the open at-large D.C. Council seat. The latest candidates: failed mayoral candidate Christian Carter, frequent candidate Calvin Gurley, and Ward 7 resident Courtney R. Snowden, who holds an alternate national committeewoman spot on the D.C. Democratic State Committee.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Officials are looking for a man in his late teens who allegedly assaulted a woman around noon Monday on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, which runs from Union Station to Silver Spring in Northeast. Police believe the attack was sexually motivated. [News4]
  • While D.C. may be primed for young, single millennials in their 20s, it seems that millennials in their 30s are considering leaving the city because it is too costly. [Post]
  • The Arlington County Board voted to demolish the "Deep Throat" parking garage in Rosslyn. [WAMU]
  • The disciplinary hearings start today for the firefighters accused of failing to help an elderly man who collapsed outside of a fire station and later died.  [Post]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

The Food Issue: We round up dozens of local spots to satisfy your stomach every hour of the day—whether you’re looking for a morning pick-me-up or a booze-soaking late-night snack. Happy eating.

Hot in Here: In honor of the heat wave burning D.C., trash pickup will start an hour earlier this week.

Spineless Move: The National Zoo will permanently close its Invertebrate Exhibit this weekend to save $1 million annually.

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

  • The D.C. streetlight contract catastrophe, somehow, continues. [WBJ]
  • Elissa Silverman kicks off her campaign in Shaw. [LL]
  • The at-large race gets three more candidates. [LL]
  • More on Marion Barry's memoir. [WAMUPostPost]
  • Oh no: D.C. advances further in Olympic consideration. [WAMU]
  • Metro approaches Silver Line opening. [WAMU]
  • Will D.C. lose its millennials? [Post]
  • High heat means earlier trash pickup. [City Desk]
  • Capitol Hill fire was a suicide, according to authorities. [City DeskPost]

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

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Hillary Clinton got personal in her talk at Lisner Auditorium on Friday. [Arts Desk]
  • Leo DiCaprio is coming to town for the State Department's Ocean Conference. Hope they have enough lifeboats. [Post]
  • Photos from U Street Music Hall's Union BBQ [Bandwidth]
  • D.C.-based Dominican bachata singer Optimo dropped a new album, Amor de Guerra, and it's a dark one.  [New York Times]
  • Museums and galleries top this list of "stunning" wedding venues in D.C. [Racked]
  • Listen to the first single from Railsplitter's upcoming EP, Somewhere on Earth. [DCist]
  • Surprise, surprise: Antonin Scalia doesn't like rock music. [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman, is on vacation. (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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