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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Three people were killed over the weekend in separate homicides that police do not believe are related. The deaths bring D.C.’s number of reported homicides to 123 so far this year, compared to 116 in all of 2017.

  • Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans says he’s confident in the Council support he has for a bill to legalize sports betting. “Gambling is here,” he told WTOP, citing opportunities to gamble at MGM National Harbor. The Council will hold a public hearing on the bill next week.

  • Former deputy mayor Courtney Snowden has agreed to pay $3,000 in fines to settle an investigation into ethics violations. Snowden, who resigned from her post as Deputy Mayor of Greater Economic Opportunity last month, acknowledged in a written agreement with the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability three instances of misconduct. The incidents stem from requesting that her staff, including interns, look after her child during business hours.

THE BULLETIN:

  • Missed connection: “Giant in Columbia Heights. You were wearing a LeSean McCoy tshirt, we talked about home for a bit, should have asked for your number!”  [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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  • D.C. is hiring a Director of the Office of Nightlife. (Yes, really.) [Twitter, DCist]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser takes over the city’s annual high heel race. [WAMU]

  • The mayor will also host a large rally for Dionne Reeder this Sunday at Ivy City Smokehouse. [h/t District Links]

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

  • Where to find four of the best whole fried fish in D.C. and the suburbs. [WCP]

  • The mahi mahi sandwich at Little Havana earns high marks. [WCP]

  • A love letter to D.C.’s asian cuisine. [Post]

  • An Oktoberfest explainer. [Eater]

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

  • A third of Peggy Cooper Cafritz’s esteemed art collection was bequeathed to the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. [Post]

  • With the DC Black Film Festival and the Smithsonian African American Film Fest, the District is getting more opportunities for black filmmakers than ever before. [AFRO]

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

  • In a letter to Mayor Bowser, nine community-based organizations detail which housing counseling programs they’ll have to nix after the city’s housing agency cut their budgets by 28%. [Twitter]

  • Nook’s Barbershop is fighting its eviction. [DCist]

  • Did you lose your bird in Brookland? [PoPville]

  • Councilmember Anita Bonds introduces two bills that aim to curb a so-called “rent concessions” scam. [GGW]

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

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

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