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A storm moving east across the U.S. will probably dump some rain onto the city this weekend. For now, it’s another cloudy, chilly day in the District. 

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Looks like Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and the rest of the Metro board, with the blessing of Mayor Muriel Bowser, want to restore Metro’s late-night service ASAP. If they get their way, expect the transit authority to restore train service through midnight on weekdays and 3 a.m. on weekends by next summer.

  • Nurses, doctors, technicians, and labor advocates rallied in front of Providence Hospital Tuesday morning, protesting the closure of many of the hospital’s services this Friday. In a press release sent out shortly before the protest, the hospital’s Registered Nurses alleged that Ascension is engaging in a “discriminatory practice” by not providing severance pay to those it has laid off, despite doing so for other hospital personnel. They plan on filing an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board this week.

  • More on Bowser’s effort to develop the RFK campus with a new football stadium for Washington’s football team.

  • Pro-Initiative 77 activists and signature gatherers say they have collected 27,000 signatures in their effort to reverse the D.C. Council’s decision to overturn Initiative 77.

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

  • D.C. officials opted not to favor churches when it comes to handing out discounts on water rates. [Post]

  • More shake up in Mayor Bowser’s administration. D.C. Secretary Lauren Vaughan is replaced by Kim Bassett. [LL]

  • U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum from Minnesota sees two things wrong with the District government’s efforts to sneak a deal for a new football stadium at RFK into a Congressional spending bill: 1. District residents have no say in the process, and 2. the name of Washington’s professional football team is a racial slur. [Post]

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

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  • Lyft and Martha’s Table team up to help 500 families get to grocery stores in Wards 7 and 8. [WCP]

  • Electric Cool-Aid will serve you beer and frozen drinks out of a bus in Shaw this summer. [Washingtonian]

  • The Meatball Shop doesn’t dazzle critic Tim Carman. [Post]

  • More on the latest in the repeal of the repeal of Initiative 77. [WAMU]

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

  • Banned in D.C., Cynthia Connolly’s famed portrait of the harDCore scene, still resonates 30 years later. [WTOP]

  • Kaywin Feldman has been named as the National Gallery of Art’s new director, the first woman to lead the museum. [Post]

  • A guy in Mt. Pleasant turned his Little Free Library into a record library. [PoPville]

  • Coming soon to Fort Totten: Meow Wolf’s massive immersive art installation, The House of Eternal Return. [DCist]

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

  • Soaring prices have dampened home sales in D.C. [Urban Turf]

  • On the status of Monroe Street Market, which nears completion. [Bis Now]

  • Elizabeth Warren redoubles her effort to reform national housing policy. [Curbed]

  • RIP, Holiday House. [PoPville]

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

  • High-profile athletes have avoided Donald Trump’s White House for good reason. But D.C. United star Wayne Rooney, Trump’s guest of honor on Sunday, appeared to have no issue with visiting. [Mirror Online]

  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan wants to keep the Washington football team’s stadium in Maryland, possibly at Oxon Cove Park, near the National Harbor. [WTOP]

  • Basketball fans will be able to see NBA star and flat-earther Kyrie Irving back in action tonight in D.C. when the Wizards take on the Boston Celtics. [MassLive]

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

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