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Happy Monday, D.C. May you all feel the kind of joy Bei Bei does from his pumpkin spice-laced log.


  • After a mass shooting in Pittsburgh that some have described as the most deadly against the Jewish community in U.S. history, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she has “ordered a police presence at synagogues in the District.” Washingtonians mourned the loss of the 11 victims in synagogues across the city.

  • The annual homicide count has reached 136 after a 19-year-old man was fatally shot on Douglas Street NE on Saturday night.

  • Matthew Shepard, the gay man brutally murdered 20 years ago in what is widely viewed as a hate crime, was laid to rest at the Washington National Cathedral this weekend. “For Matthew to come back to church … is a remarkable step forward,” Rev. Gene Robinson said at the service.

  • The next panel for candidates running in the At-Large Council race is Tuesday evening at Thurgood Marshall Academy. City Papereditor Alexa Mills will moderate.

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

  • About a week after the D.C. Council officially repealed the voter-approved Initiative-77, which would have eliminated D.C.’s tipped minimum wage, a local coffee shop is cutting wages to stay afloat. What’s that say about D.C.’s economy? [DCist]

  • Early voting turnout in the general election has already passed June’s primary. [Twitter]

  • Airbnb has provided steady income to many residents east of the Anacostia River; the Council will vote November 13th whether to place significant restrictions on how owners can rent out their spaces. [Post]

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

  • Young & Hungry is away from her desk until next Wednesday.

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

  • Kali Uchis used to live out of her Subaru Forester in Alexandria. Now she’s poised to become the next big pop star. [Post]

  • Check out photos of that new art installation hanging from an underpass that displaced a bunch of homeless residents. [Washingtonian]

  • ICYMI: The Music Policy Forum Summit took place at Georgetown University this weekend. [WCP]

  • When your actors are dogs. [Post]

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

  • Three different construction sites in D.C. have been robbed since Friday. [Post]

  • The prettiest, most expensive little rowhouses in D.C. [WCP]

  • A historic preservation board gave a much-talked-about Adams Morgan project the green light. [Urban Turf]

  • D.C. will establish day-long drop-off zones for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. [Curbed]

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

  • D.C. public defenderJeffrey Steinwon the men’s title in Sunday’s 43rd Marine Corps Marathon and 2015 champion Jenny Mendez Suanca of Costa Rica won the women’s division. [WCP]

  • After a 0-0 tie against Chicago Fire on Sunday, the suddenly unbeatable D.C. United is coming home to D.C. The team will host a game in the knockout round of the MLS Cup playoffs at Audi Field on Thursday against the Columbus Crew. [mlssoccer.com]

  • Make that three wins in a row for the Washington football team, which beat a very bad New York Giants team, 20-13, on Sunday, thanks in large part to its defense and running back Adrian Peterson. [AP]

  • But not all is well with D.C. sports: The Wizards are off to a 1-5 start, and lost, 136-104, to the Los Angeles Clippers in their latest embarrassing performance. [Yahoo]

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

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