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It’ll be a blustery Monday as D.C. comes off the heels of a tornado watch.


  • For some D.C. parents, deciding whether to send their kids to a neighborhood high school over a more selective public school is fraught with questions of racial justice and academic rigor. “Is there a win in this?” one parent asked the Post. “No, there’s not one good choice.”

  • Senators from Maryland and Virginia propose legislation that would fund Metro for another decade—but only if the transit authority agrees not to buy the next generation of its trains from China’s state-owned rail company.  

  • The Wizards will not extend Devin Robinson’s contract for next season after police arrested him and Eagles’ Jalen Mills for fighting outside Opera Ultra Lounge this weekend.

  • Capital Bikeshare announced that it will pull the “pedal-assisted” electric bikes from its fleet, after users reported faulty brakes. The company will replace those bikes, some 200, with regular ones.

  • MeetAlfonzo Duckett, a 27-year-old Washingtonian who wants to build a platform “that highlights or puts a spotlight on individuals and events here in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas.”

  • A man set himself on fire in front of the White House on Friday afternoon, the Secret Service said.

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

  • Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam canceled his appearance at a fundraiser for a state lawmaker out of concern for his safety. Northam has faced calls to resign over a blackface scandal. [Post]

  • Georgetown University students voted in favor of fee for reparations. [DCist, referendum]

  • Keith Forney, the D.C. businessman with connections to the late Mayor Marion Barry, and who has also donated to Mayor Muriel Bowser, was found guilty of defrauding the District government. He was also found guilty, in a separate case, of making illegal campaign contributions, and is still facing more federal charges. [U.S. Attorney]

  • Dear Congress, Can you just let D.C. tax and regulate marijuana already? Love, Attorney General Karl Racine and Councilmember David Grosso. [Post]

  • Racine did not much appreciate MPD Chief Peter Newsham’s criticisms of a judge. [Twitter]

  • D.C. judge vacancies is slowing the wheels of justice. [WAMU]

  • ICYMI: Army Maj. Bill Rausch was indicted for sexually abusing his co-worker in 2011. He’s due in court this week. [WCP]

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

  • Veg Diner Monologues: Everlasting Life’s vegan mac n cheese. [WCP]

  • Why you should try the chicken pozole at Cielo Rojo. [WCP]

  • The new Walters Sports Bar coming to Navy Yard will have a pour-your-own beer wall. [Washingtonian]

  • Kyirisan’s last day in business is April 18. It owes $111, 574 in unpaid rent and other fees. [Washingtonian]

  • There’s a collard green shortage at Florida Avenue Grill. [Eater]

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

  • You need to read this story about Eddie Adams, a young Northern Virginia cellist whose instrument became his lifeline. [Post]

  • The local arts community responds to the city’s Cultural Plan. [WAMU]

  • Studio’s P.Y.G. uses reality TV tropes to confront America’s sordid history with race. [WCP]

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

  • Makiyah Wilson’s family files a lawsuit against the DC Housing Authority. [Fox5]

  • The story behind D.C.’s Ben Franklin statue. [GGW]

  • Opinion: D.C. needs more protected bike lanes. [DC Line]

  • An alleged terror plot brings safety newly into focus at National Harbor. [WBJ]

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

  • On Friday afternoon, race organizers for the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run announced that due to its own error, the race was not actually ten miles. [WCP]

  • Professional tennis is coming to a D.C. rooftop this summer. [WCP]

  • The Caps bring a 2-0 series lead into tonight’s Game 3 against the Carolina Hurricanes. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • It’s a new era for the rebuilding Washington Spirit, who won its season opener 2-0 over Sky Blue FC. [WCP]

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

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