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  • Howard University President Wayne Frederick received a vote of no confidence from school faculty. [Post]

  • The Baltimore Police Department assembles an independent review panel to probe the death of officer Sean Suiter. [WTOP]

  • Two diametrically opposed things: WMATA and “remarkable elegance.” [Post]

  • Montgomery County expands Capital Bikeshare. [WTOP]

  • Tracing the money behind Donald Trump’s D.C. hotel. [WAMU]

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

  • A District government employee stole $6,400 from the public schools system. [WCP]

  • Post editorial board says Bowser shouldn’t be so secretive about Amazon HQ2 bid. [Post]

  • In op-ed, Ward 7 Councilmember Vince Graydefends his use of “East End.” [Informer]

  • At-Large D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds draws LGBTQ advocates’ support. [Blade]

  • At-Large D.C. Councilmember David Grosso opposes arrests of sex workers. [Blade]

  • On Kojo today, Ward 2’s Jack Evans will discuss Metro and economic development. [Kojo]

  • Can Ed Lazere unseat Phil Mendelson as D.C. Council chairman? [District Dig]

  • Yet again, opponents of the McMillan mixed-use development appeal the project. [WBJ]

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

  • Being a woman in the go-go scene is an uphill battle. [WCP]

  • Constellation Theatre designer A.J. Guban talks about the challenges of set design. [Post]

  • Time is Fire talk about their music and experiences in D.C. [DC Music Download]

  • How the experiences of Metro’s Red Line got turned into a play. [WAMU]

  • In case you haven’t read enough about John Fahey recently. [New Yorker]

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

  • This is the best restaurant in D.C. [WCP]

  • Expect more of the same at Arlington’s new Medium Rare. [Washingtonian]

  • The outdoor bar at Hill Prince opens tonight. [Eater]

  • Did you know there’s a brand that combines Outback Steakhouse & Carrabba’s? [WBJ]

  • Magnolia Kitchen & Bar is now open in Dupont Circle. [PoPville]

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

  • On the closure of D.C. General, Councilmember David Grosso gets only some answers. [WCP]

  • Housing discrimination is rampant in D.C., even after the Fair Housing Act. [WAMU]

  • Is this another PEPCO scam? [PoPville]

  • The logistics behind remodeling your home. [PoPville]

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