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Almost four years after 8-year-old Relisha Rudd went missing from the family homeless shelter at the former D.C. General Hospital, D.C. police received a tip that prompted them to search for evidence in and around the Anacostia River north of Pennsylvania Avenue on Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, the search came up empty. Finding out what happened to Rudd has been a priority for police and politicians; her disappearance shed light on the horrible conditions at the shelter and prompted Mayor Muriel Bowser to create a plan to close it for good.


  • United Medical Center announces new operator, New York-based Mazars USA. [WBJ]

  • Students and teachers speak out about their experiences at Ballou High School. [Post]

  • The 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head near Gallaudet University, likely as part of a domestic dispute, has died. [WTOP]

  • A man stabbed on a Metrobus Sunday suffered non-life threatening injuries. [WUSA9]

  • A D.C. Circulator bus struck and killed a man attempting to cross the Beltway on foot. [NBC Washington]

  • D.C.’s lack of snow has led to a moderate drought. [Post]

  • That weird balloon floating above D.C. was just taking aerial images for a real estate developer. [Washingtonian]

  • National Park Service officials ask that you please stop leaving cremains at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. [Post]

  • Deconstructing the José AndrésIvanka TrumpCafe Milano saga. [Post]

  • The final beam of D.C. United’s new Audi Field has been placed. [WTOP]


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

  • Computer error leaves D.C. Superior Court short on jurors. [Post]

  • Bowser’s D.C. dream day involves furniture and a lot of shrimp. [Express]

  • Council chairman candidate Ed Lazere joins The Politics Hour. [WAMU]

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

  • Artists Tim Doud, Linn Meyers,Kaitlin Teal Price, and Rebekah Pineda prepare for the launch of their new Eckington art space, STABLE. [Post]

  • Rico Nasty and Shy Glizzycollaborate on a remix of “Key Lime OG.” [DC Mumbo Sauce]

  • Five D.C. rappers you should know about, according to GoldLink. [BBC]

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

  • New Woodley Park Mexican restaurant Mayahuel opens next week. [WCP]

  • These restaurants will warm you with a comforting bowl of gumbo. [Eater]

  • Have an afternoon tea party at these fancy area spots. [DC Refined]

  • Why each plate of pork you eat tastes subtly different. [WTOP]

  • What does the “American aisle” look like in London grocery stores? [NPR]

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

  • Mayors whose cities are on Amazon’s HQ2 shortlist react to the announcement. [Post]

  • More than 3,000 residential units are planned near South Capitol Street. [UrbanTurf]

  • $3,500 a month rents you a Cleveland Park house or a Dupont apartment. [Curbed DC]

  • Are houseboats the future of housing in D.C.? [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. metro area delivered the fourth most rentals in the U.S. in 2017. [Curbed DC]

  • Could a California proposal to spark transit-oriented development work in D.C.? [GGW]

  • Six-story mixed-use building at 2323 Sherman Ave. NW set to open in June. [Bisnow]

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