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On its last day, April will deliver a sprinkling of exactly what it is known for. Pack an umbrella, just in case.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Metropolitan Police Department on behalf of a D.C. woman, who says that officers searched her backyard without a warrant last year just after her son was killed in a collision with a police cruiser.

  • On Monday, Amazon posted the first set of job listings for its “National Harbor” headquarters, the Post reports, with operations expected to begin in June.

  • Ubiquitous local Metro watchdog Unsuck DC Metro—known on Twitter as @unsuckdcmetro—filed a lawsuit against WMATA, claiming that the transit authority violated public records rules after declining to make public the results of a customer satisfaction survey.

  • The Wizards still haven’t filled their vacancy for general manager. Should that worry fans?

  • The 38-year-old Maryland man who murdered five Capital Gazette reporters last year pleaded not criminally responsible by reason of insanity in court on Monday. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of life in prison without parole.

  • The Washington Ballet names Michael Pastreich as its new executive director.

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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Federal contract extended for D.C. halfway house after contracting dispute. [WAMU]

  • An ousted D.C. teacher is fighting for back pay. [Post]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser announces a plan to react to the symptoms of climate change. [Bloomberg, D.C.]

  • The richest people “in” D.C. [Washingtonian]

  • Someone is actually protesting the construction of a bus shelter. [Georgetown Metropolitan]

  • This D.C. pastor has had enough of the shootings. [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Laos in Town opens today in NoMa with an expansive menu of affordable Lao dishes. [WCP]

  • Momofuku CCDC launches a to-go counter serving wraps on bing bread. [Eater]

  • Derek Brown celebrates the Cosmo cocktail in his new book. [Washingtonian]

  • How to pair wine with pizza. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C.’s artists and arts organizations are anxious about the state of the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities. [WCP]

  • George Pelecanos talks about his new D.C.-filmed movie, DC Noir, and why more film and TV productions should shoot in the District. [DCist]

  • Check out photos from this past weekend’s Broccoli City festival. [Washingtonian]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The DC Housing Authority seeks a partner to redevelop Greenleaf Gardens. [WCP]

  • Unpacking the mayor’s plan to subsidize housing for families making up to $140,000. [Post]

  • DCRA streamlines its housing inspection process. [Twitter]

  • How well did the Inclusionary Zoning program work in fiscal year 2018? [DC Council]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • With a time of 2 hours, 43 minutes, and 33 seconds at the Eugene Marathon, 48-year-old Perry Shoemaker of Vienna qualified for 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. [RunWashington]

  • NBA champion Danny Ferry, University of Maryland coaches Sasho Cirovski and Cathy Reese, and longtime Post horse racing writer Andrew Beyer are among the 10 individuals inducted into the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame this year. [MLB.com]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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