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As D.C. officials continue their desperate campaign to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to the city, the lack of wide open space where the company could build seemed like a problem. Amazon wants at least 500,000 square feet of space, with the option to expand to over 8 million square feet of space in the future and D.C. doesn’t have that. Mayor Bowser has instead proposed the Anacostia Riverfront, NoMa-Union Station, Capitol Hill East, or Shaw-Howard University. Potential sites where Amazon could move in include the Reeves Center at 14th and U Streets NW and portions of Howard University Hospital.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Marine attempts to steal double-decker tour bus near the White House. [Fox5]

  • D.C. is the fifth most rat-infested city in America. [WTOP]

  • Man attacks homeless man on MetroBus, blames him for slavery in America. [WJLA]

  • Police arrest mysterious vandal who broke dozens of car windows in a Logan Circle condo garage. [Post]

  • Despite predictions for a mild winter, D.C.’s snow budget is up 85 percent. [WTOP]

  • The battle between NIMBYs and Dacha owners rages on 14th Street NW. [Post]

  • Union Market developers ask the city for 600 underground parking spots. [GGW]

  • Will Dusty Baker return to lead the Nats next season? [Post]

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

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • State-by-state breakdown of national survey documents dire circumstances of D.C.’s transgender population. [DCist]

  • ICYMI: State Board of Education members on closing the achievement gap. [GGW]

  • “Character movement” drives parents to label preschoolers to get ahead. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Meet the local film archivist donating his massive collection of movie cameras to the Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive. [Post]

  • Watch the music video for Sara Curtin’s gorgeous new song “Wellish Home.” [Hometown Sounds]

  • Coming soon to the Renwick Gallery, creepy dioramas of crime scenes. [Washingtonian]

  • Take a sneak peek of the Museum of the Bible before it opens. [Post]

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

  • The Michelin Guide drops later today. Industry insiders share their predictions. [Post]

  • Find the pizza you’re craving on this list. [Zagat]

  • Columbia Room takes inspiration from a Hirshhorn exhibit this fall. [Eater]

  • Peek inside Requin at The Wharf, no longer helmed by Jennifer Carroll. [WBJ]

  • There’s a reason Italy’s flag is white, red, and green and it has to do with food. [NPR]

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

  • Staff writer Andrew Giambrone is on vacation. Housing Complex links will resume on Oct. 24.

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This post has been updated to reflect a clarification on the nature of the District’s proposal.