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Pro-choice students at Georgetown University wanted to know if the information distributed by two D.C. pregnancy centers was accurate, so they posed as pregnant women or as the friends and partners of pregnant women and called to ask for advice. While the things they were told weren’t blatantly anti-abortion, the religious aspect to some of the information, as well as the medical services provided can make these centers seem more legitimate than they are.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Officials apologize to the 913 D.C. drivers mistakenly fined for lapsed insurance coverage. [WTOP]

  • Competing firm protests the selection of new UMC operator Mazars USA. [WBJ]

  • Green Line single-tracking will slow Friday’s Metro commute. [Post]

  • A military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue NW could cost as much as $30 million. [Fox5]

  • DDOT suggests two solutions to “Dave Thomas Circle” traffic nightmare. [GGW]

  • The District will soon break even on its billion dollar Capitol Riverfront investment. [WTOP]

  • Will planning an Operation Desert Storm memorial be as complicated as the Eisenhower Memorial? [Current]

  • Pure joy: when D.C. 10-year-olds find out they’re seeing Black Panther for free. [WUSA9]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, byCity Paper staff(tips? tips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. Board of Elections director skirts residency requirements, lives in Maryland. [WCP]

  • Jack Evans pushed council bills benefiting a company that offered his kid a paid internship. [Post]

  • With two candidates in the race, the Ward 6 Republican primary just became competitive. [GGW]

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

  • Space travel, fractured relationships, and cloning: A look at this year’s DC Independent Film Festival. [WCP]

  • Before its move to L’Enfant Plaza, the International Spy Museum gets a new director. [WBJ]

  • Listen to the debut EP from OG Lullabies. [DC Music Download]

  • To celebrate the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass, Howard University volunteers spent an afternoon digitizing slavery-related documents. [WAMU]

  • Film review: Black Panther is fantastic. [WCP]

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

  • Hundreds of new concealed carry permits leave restaurants wondering whether to ban firearms. [WCP]

  • The original Busboys and Poets wants to stay open around the clock. [WCP]

  • Peruse the 100 Very Best Restaurants online. [Washingtonian]

  • The Carvel Ice Cream Archive at the American History Museum is worth a visit. [Post]

  • Those yearning for a true diner can soon venture to Alexandria. [WBJ]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone(tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper)

  • WC Smith wants to bring 128 affordable units to former Sanford Capital property. [UrbanTurf]

  • Residents can now report vacant buildings to the city via 311. [Curbed DC]

  • More than 800 residential units are planned near 14th Street NW. [UrbanTurf]

  • With $875,000, you can buy three very different homes in Rockville, AU Park, and near H Street NE. [UrbanTurf]

  • Luxurious Navy Yard building with monthly rents as high as $10,050 opens. [Curbed DC]

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