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Happy Monday, D.C. The warm weather should continue today, but look out for possible thunderstorms in the afternoon.


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

  • The feds are disputing Mayor Bowser’s explanation for missing a deadline on applying for million in funding for education programs. [Post]

  • Mayor Bowser sent an official request to President Donald Trump for the federal government to build a new VA medical center in D.C. [NBC]

  • Why was a book event at Politics and Prose canceled? [DCist]

  • The Post’s Critical Carlos (and his kids) reviewed one of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s children’s books. Spoiler: it’s trash. [Post]

  • ICYMI: Well known political figure Rock Newman is being sued for sexual harassment—he grabbed a female comedian on stage during her performance. [WCP]

  • The Post’s Colby King is questioning whether Councilmember Mary Cheh is barking up the right tree in her call for AG Racine to look into the contract for food services at homeless shelters. [Post]

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

  • Expansive rooftop bar Skybox opens in Logan Circle on April 15. [WCP]

  • Bubbie’s Plant Burgers & Fizz will pop-up in May serving vegan American classics. [WCP]

  • New rooftop bars to experience the first warm days of spring. [Washingtonian]

  • Some solutions if you feel like you’re in a dining rut. [Post]

  • Torrie’s celebrates 20 years in Shaw. [DCist]

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

  • At Malcolm X Park, hundreds gather to honor slain rapper Nipsey Hussle. [WCP]

  • The new National Children’s Museum will open in the Ronald Reagan Building on Nov. 1. [Post]

  • The Funk Parade is returning—and under new leadership. [DCist]

  • A new gallery in Georgetown, Von ammon co, opened this weekend. [Express]

  • D.C.’s first CrossCurrents Festival features hundreds of artists from more than 40 countries for performances that dip into global politics. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • ICYMI: D.C. is hiring an arts planner, and other takeaways from the city’s first Cultural Plan. [WCP]

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

  • Union Market is about to see 750 new apartment units open up. [BisNow]

  • There are fewer homes for sale in D.C. than there are on average around the country. [WBJ]

  • Georgetown weighs changes to the C&O Canal. [Urban Turf]

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

  • More than 17,000 runners finished the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in what can only be described as ideal running weather. American Stanley Kebenei of Colorado Springs, Colorado ran 46:00 to finish in fourth place and broke the American men’s ten mile record set in the Cherry Blossom race in 1983. Bethany Sachtlebenof Fairfax finished as the second American in the women’s race. [Runner’s World]

  • After an unreal finish that had Auburn fans celebrating prematurely as if the team had beaten Virginia in the Final Four, it will be the Cavaliers men’s basketball that will play Texas Tech tonight for the NCAA title. Here’s a list of U-Va. bars in D.C. courtesy of Yelp. [CBS Sports]

  • The Nationals offense came alive on Sunday, with Anthony Rendon blasting a three-run homer in the seventh inning. They beat the Mets, 12-9, despite the bullpen’s best efforts to sabotage an 11-run lead. [MASN]

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

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