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The Archdiocese of Washington voluntarily published a list Monday evening of 31 former clergy members who have been credibly accused of sexual assaulting minors, WTOP reports. Five of the priests listed are still alive. Cardinal Donald Wuerl––whose resignation Pope Francis accepted last Friday––ordered the review in 2017, and its scope covers the last 70 years.

  • “This list is a painful reminder of the grave sins committed by clergy, the pain inflicted on innocent young people, and the harm done to the church’s faithful, for which we continue to seek forgiveness,” Wuerl said in a statement.

  • Last week, partly in response to revelations about Wuerl’s alleged involvement in covering up reports of child abuse in the church, Attorney General Karl Racine circulated the District’s central hotline for reporting child abuse––202-671-SAFE (202-671-7233).

  • In August, after the Pennsylvania grand jury report of more than 300 priests involved with more than 1,000 sexual abuse cases came out, Racine said “my phone has been burning up” with calls to investigate.


  • A group of longtime businesses located in a tiny strip mall in Northeast D.C. is fighting back against a developer that they say is forcing them out of business. The establishments include Nook’s Beauty & Barber Shop, Little Jewels Daycare, Sunny Chicken and Fish, and Uncle Lee’s Liquor Store. [WCP]

  • According to this pest control service, D.C. is the fourth rattiest city in the country. [WTOP]

  • Opinion: The tone of the At-Large Elissa SilvermanDionne Reeder Council race is bad for D.C. politics and bad for residents of the city. [Post]

  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson reportedly agrees. [Twitter]

  • How D.C. stacks up against the other finalists for Amazon’s HQ2. [Recode]

  • At-Large Councilmember Robert White announces: He and his wife are expecting a second daughter in the spring. [Facebook]

  • A 55-year-old woman died Sunday after being mauled by a pitbull. [WTOP]

  • How an attempt to regulate Airbnb listings could affect the housing stock in D.C. [Urban Turf, Post]

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

  • The dish to order when you try Tyber Creek’s new daytime hours. [WCP]

  • Find a burger that uses hash browns instead of a bun at EatBar. [Post]

  • The best strategies for all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants. [Eater]

  • Expect morePupatella locations down the line thanks to fresh funding. [WBJ]

  • The lines at Call Your Mother aren’t short. [PoPville]

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

  • Shy Glizzy’s new album is his biggest production yet—but it still contains his D.C. roots. [Post]

  • The answer to the question in this headline is a resounding “No.” [Washingtonian]

  • Ruth Carter, Black Panther’s costume designer, spoke to Howard University and Duke Ellington students last week. [AFRO]

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

  • Several Wizards players are navigating life as fathers of newborns. [Post]

  • D.C. United currently sits in sixth place, the last spot to qualify for the playoffs, with just three games remaining. [ESPN]

  • Tom Wilson will appeal his 20-game suspension to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

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

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