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#NATIONAL #DarthVader2016; 100 days until the election, can you make it?; Summer Vortex > Polar Vortex; Yelp trends: Chicken or the egg?; Nope nope nope nope; Could a Sharknado actually happen?; Type /ponystream into your gchat, just do it; Don’t just adopt a pet, adopt a best friend; there’s an out-of-control satellite full of procreating geckos in space right now; LeBron James played by Morgan Freeman played by … Frank Caliendo; it’s called fashion;

#DISTRICT 5 Words: Shelly’s Back Room Stuffed Burgers; The new Silver Line is actually a go; these people are obviously on drugs; Pop-up solar panels in Columbia Heights; Washington Kastles (YesWeHaveATennisTeam) advance to WTT final; Yep, that Old Bay fried chicken sandwich is as good as it looks; The sneak-peak you’ve always wanted; Library of Congress’ erotica collection; Screen on the Green returns; Hogo, D.C.’s top tiki bar is set to close; DC is a happy metropolitan area; Would you live in a shipping container?; Car2Go = Car2Hate; Prepare for pierogi withdrawal. Mighty Pint is temporarily closed; Sauf Haus Bier Hall opens in DuPont; Streetcars streetcars streeeeetcars; MGM Resort is officially dating National Harbor; “All Things Go” music festival will take over Union Market in September; BTW, new ‪#SilverLine ad features broken escalator…; Maybe stop bringing your gun to the Hill?; Trump [and his hair] break ground on his new hotel; Are cyclists getting a little too aggressive for you too?; Be bold and eat Ben’s Chili before a flight at DCA; GRK = YUM; Fred Davis runs into some legal trouble; Test your pinball talents this weekend at Lyman’s Tavern; Celebrate Smith & Wollensky’s 15th B-day with half-priced appetizers and drink specials; Cool off with a boozy summer slushy at Eat the Rich; Washington’s first cake-pop boutique could open soon;

#CONGRATS Congrats to Mary Beth Marklein, Chase Purdy, Jen Judson and Patrick Temple-West on their new POLITICO gigs; Cory Booker, Gov. O’Malley & Ezra Klein dine together at Del Campo; Michelle O enjoys Tuesday night’s Washington Kastles game; Congrats to BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner for his NLGJA 2014 Journalist of the Year award!; Is David Gregory‘s ‘MTP’ time running out?; Joshua Topolsky [co-founder of TheVerge.com] joins Bloomberg;

#MEDIAMOVES thanks to @StoryPartners: Garrett Graff – joins @PoliticoMag as a senior staff writer. Graff – former the EIC @Washingtonian – left the magazine after 4+ years at the helm.  Atlantic Media’s @DefenseOne celebrates its first year with major moves – announcing plans to double its staff by adding 11 new full-time editorial and business employees. The digital vertical which serves the U.S. defense and national security leadership community received nearly 600K visitors in its first year. Big congrats! Congrats also go out to @eliselabottcnn who was named global affairs correspondent… Labott’s been with CNN for 14 years with stints as a State Department producer and most recently a foreign affairs reporter. The President of Pew Research Center @alansmurray moves over to @FortuneMagazine as editor. Murray served as executive editor for @WSJ’s website as well as DC Bureau chief in the past. He takes over at Fortune on Aug. 25.

#BYE Seeing Billy Joel at Nationals Park? Here’s what you need to know.; Celebrate recess @ BLT Steak; Yes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a good movie  choice; We’ll be BEER FEST-ing tomorrow. Cya there.

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