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Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/14/2012

DeMorning Links: Let your D.C. flag fly

One city under three mullets and two bars. (Jacquelyn Martin - ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Happy Flag Day — as in the second annual D.C. Flag Day, whose festivities return to Dupont Circle this evening, the Going Out Gurus report: “Bring your D.C. flags, compare your flag tattoos and maybe get your picture taken with D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton — who attended last year’s loosely organized rally — from 5 to 8 p.m.” Bonus cool points if you can memorize this: “Argent two bars Gules, in chief three mullets in fess of the second.

In other news:

All hail D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (Post, AP, WBJ, WaTimes, WRC-TV, WUSA-TV, WTTG-TV, HuffPo)

In praise of airing dirty laundry: “[T]he open airing of disagreement was a reassuring sign of lawmakers showing they had nothing to hide.” (Post editorial)

”Family Matters” star could be targeted in federal investigation of Harry Thomas Jr. graft (Loose Lips)

There’s good reasons why escalators leading to a closed entrance are still running inside Dupont Circle station. (Post)

Resident: “Look at what is happening on [H Street NE] and look at all of those Republicans in the U.S. Congress. Everything is connected.” (Informer)

Marion Barry is still being Marion Barry (Examiner, Washingtonian)

Vince Gray is rather pleased at Mendo’s ascension (Loose Lips)

In search of a “Do-Right” man in city government (The Root DC)

Vague DCPS “barring” policy raises concerns (Hill Rag)

Lobbyists David Wilmot and Chip Glasgow recently threw fundraisers for Kenyan McDuffie (WaTimes)

GSA is not playing along with congressman’s plan to expand National Gallery of Art (Capital Business)

POTUS had lunch at Kenny’s BBQ near Stanton Park (Post video)

Whither Anacostia’s “Big K” homes? (GGW, GGW)

Office of Campaign Finance continues to probe Vincent Orange donations (Loose Lips)

Why D.C. pedestrians get hurt (TBD)

Toward a better way of matching charter schools with facilities (Housing Complex)

D.C. Auditor: Small-business agency didn’t spend enough on small businesses (Examiner)

In DCPS, there are no failed programs (D.C. Schools Insider)

Occupy protesters go to court (WaTimes)

Rally today in defense of First Source (WTOP)

”Money-back guarantee” — aka clawbacks — needed in LivingSocial deal (DCFPI)

New York Avenue speed camera is the city’s most active (WJLA-TV)

Gray’s big China trip remains a go (Examiner)

Infant critically hurt in Kenilworth Avenue hit-and-run (Crime Scene)

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