A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

“We have to balance the threat to the community with the idea we don’t want to use fatal force unless we absolutely have to.”

The Metropolitan Police Department has reversed a decades-old ban, and will now allow officers to fire on moving vehicles. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newshamtold The Washington Postthat the policy change would allow city police to prevent attacks that involve motorists driving cars into groups of pedestrians. Data analysts and researchers have warned that it could lead to “bad shootings.”


  • How religious communities can support survivors of domestic abuse. [WAMU]

  • The Kennedy Center revokes two awards given to Bill Cosby. [WAMU]

  • Major renovations are coming to Metro platforms next summer—prepare to rethink your morning commute. [PoPville, WBJ]

  • The Dabney’s Jeremiah Langhornewins best chef in the mid-Atlantic at the James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday. [WBJ]

  • Congrats to the Caps, who defeated Pittsburgh on Monday night. [WTOP]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone(tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. Council approves delivery-robot expansion, and an ex-pol touts the benefits. [WBJ]

  • Council extends liquor permits at the Wharf and sales during All-Star Game. [WTOP]

  • Councilmembers will debate over D.C.’s fiscal year 2019 budget today. Tune in. [Council]

  • D.C. police arrest woman who allegedly obstructed justice in cop corruption case. [Post]

  • Mary Cheh’s annual joke budget takes aim at DCPS, Jack Evans, and Trump. [Twitter]

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

  • The Corcoran’s NEXT student exhibit shows the seams of the school’s transformation. [WCP]

  • The selfie era is ruining the art museum experience. [Post]

  • DC Music Download is hosting a panel discussion on music and culture in the District. [DC Music Download]

  • Amazon Books vs. Politics and Prose: whoever wins, we all lose. [Washingtonian]

  • Robots on the radio talking about how they’re going to control us all one day history and stuff. [WAMU]

  • Listen to a new single from newish D.C. indie-pop band Yesferatu. [WCP]

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

  • Barrel is bringing back PoliTiki but with Donald Trump tiki mugs. [WCP]

  • Here’s what $100 gets you at The Source. [DC Refined]

  • Memorial set for the 23-year-old Northern Virginia restaurant owner who died. [Eater DC]

  • What’s the takeaway from the Mike Isabella lawsuit regarding women in management? [WBJ]

  • Why do people keep opening restaurants? [Eater]

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

  • The most asinine rental slogan of the day: “Where the in crowd goes all out.” Nothing says cool like $3,000+ for a two-bedroom apartment! [PoPville]

  • High on Hyattsville? [PoPville]

  • The homes that sold above asking price in D.C. [Urban Turf]

  • How communities in Anacostia are fighting to keep rents low. [GGW]

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