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Police are investigating a suspected hate crime that occurred downtown on Saturday, when a witness saw two men hanging a racist banner in front of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association national office. The witness recognized the name “Identity Evropa” on the banner as a white supremacist group. “I started yelling at them and they quickly ran around the corner,” says the witness, who describes the two suspects as “generic twenty-something bros, kind of preppy-ish.”

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • FBI, D.C. Police want the public’s help to find a missing girl last seen on Pomeroy Road SE. [WTOP]

  • Chaos reigns at National Airport when Metro station closes for scheduled maintenance. [NBC4]

  • Autumn weather is finally here! [Capital Weather Gang]

  • Firefighters rescue residents from a burning apartment building in Northeast. [WUSA9]

  • Suspect who hit a man with a brick on 14th Street NW sought by police. [WUSA9]

  • Three routes considered for a new express train between Baltimore and D.C. [NBC4]

  • At FedEx Field, more injuries but a needed victory over the 49ers. [Post]

  • More than 100 people march for food equality in Southeast D.C. [WTOP]

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

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

  • David Grosso and Robert White propose decriminalizing prostitution. [Post]

  • ACLU lawyers fight search warrants of Disrupt J20 Facebook accounts in court. [DCist]

  • Climate justice organizer Jeremiah Lowery to challenge Anita Bonds in 2018. [Afro]

  • Ka-ching: Here’s who earns the largest public salaries in D.C. [WBJ]

  • Editorial: D.C. is awash in pointless regulation. [Intowner]

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

  • Artist Aja Adams claims muralist Lisa Marie Thalhammer ripped off her design on new mural. [WCP]

  • Take a look inside Politics Prose’s new bookstore at The Wharf. [DCist]

  • Dana Tai Soon Burgess talks about creating a dance inspired by the National Portrait Gallery’s One Life: Sylvia Plath exhibition. [Post]

  • New Tenleytown mural is on the side of D.C.’s oldest commercial building. [WUSA9]

  • The reopened Freer and Sackler Galleries might be the most tranquil spots on the National Mall. [WAMU]

  • These museums are best when you want to to hear live music. [Post]

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

  • Food editor Laura Hayes is on vacation. Young & Hungry links will resume on Oct. 17.

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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