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

Moments after the Washington Postreported on President Trump’s complaint about immigrants from “shithole countries,” D.C. residents already had responses prepared. Business owners from Ethiopia and government workers from Sierra Leone spoke out about the ways they contribute to the local economy. Meanwhile, artist Robin Bell directed his comments on Trump’s D.C. hotel, projecting the word “shithole” and dozens of poop emojis on to the building’s facade.


  • A Red Line train derailed between Metro Center and Farragut North early this morning. [WTOP]

  • Fire in Bloomingdale rowhouse leaves one woman in critical condition. [WJLA]

  • More details on the private plans to close United Medical Center’s obstetrics ward. [Post]

  • Computer glitch accidentally cancels insurance for hundreds of D.C. Medicaid recipients. [Fox5]

  • Construction workers injured in North Capitol Street building collapse. [WJLA]

  • Locals put their best face forward at the Nats’ Racing Presidents tryouts. [WTOP]

  • One of Martin Luther King Jr.’s final dreams involved a city built on the National Mall. [Post]

  • Georgetown basketball legend Patrick Ewing shares his thoughts on coaching. [Washingtonian]

  • Snow could return as soon as Tuesday afternoon. [Capital Weather Gang]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by City Paperstaff (tips? tips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Bowser designates Kingman and Heritage Islands as state conservation areas. [WAMU]

  • D.C. Public Charter School Board unanimously votes to close Excel Academy. [Post]

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

  • Plans advance for memorial to Native American veterans on the National Mall. [Post]

  • Strong winds cause Merriweather Post Pavilion roof to collapse during renovation. [WTOP]

  • ICYMI: The Women’s Voices Theater Festival kicks off with Mosaic Theater’s spirited Queens Girl in Africa. [WCP]

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

  • Where to eat brunch this morning if you have the day off. [Washingtonian]

  • How does Taylor Gourmet’s burger compare to other griddle burgers? [Post]

  • Community members supportCapitol Hill Crab Cakes as it recovers from a broken pipe. [WUSA9]

  • Soup Upwill bring fresh and healthy soups to Brightwood Park. [PoPville]

  • Popular downtown spot Poki Districtto open in Bethesda. [Bethesda Mag]

  • Beer drinkers around the world are obsessed with Guinness. [NPR]

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

  • D.C. plans to redevelop its police HQ through a public-private partnership. [CityLab]

  • In 2017, more than a third of D.C. homes sold for above asking price. [UrbanTurf]

  • Buzzard Point condo project gets redesigned due to flooding concerns. [UrbanTurf]

  • Most of The Wharf’s affordable housing doesn’t serve D.C.’s lowest earners. [GGW]

  • More plans released for old Hebrew Home site on Spring Road NW. [Petworth News]

  • Carr Properties to purchase office component of new Union Market development from Kettler. [Bisnow]

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