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Bandar the tiger gorges on his blood popsicle in private. Tian Tian the panda knocks a biscuit feeder against walls and tree trunks until a treat falls out. The red-ruffed lemur gets a daily grape. Feeding 1,200 animals, from anemones to elephants, is a complex, integral, and utterly fascinating facet of life at the zoo. Yet save for a short meet-a-nutritionist demonstration each Wednesday morning, members of the zoo-visiting public rarely meet the people who spend their working hours lovingly keeping 350 species well-fed and nourished.


  • Washington National Cathedral will remove stained glass tributes to Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. [DCist, Fox5]

  • New Dupont Circle store and cafe will only sell items made in D.C. [WBJ]

  • White supremacy protesters complete their walk from Charlottesville to D.C. [NBC4]

  • The National Mall has a new temporary leader: Great Smoky Mountains National Park superintendent Cassius Cash. [WTOP]

  • Also on the Mall: Army Corps of Engineers prepares to build a levee if Hurricane Irma floods D.C. [WUSA9]

  • Activists set up, then topple, cardboard effigy of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. [Post]

  • A credit card fraud case leads investigators to illegal dog-fighting operations in D.C. and Prince George’s County. [Post]

  • 81-year-old prison chaplain Virginia Williams supports and mentors individuals inside and outside jail. [WUSA9]

  • Mystics begin playoff run with a victory over Dallas. [WUSA9]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • Harry Jaffe evaluates prospects for Bowser running unopposed. [NBC4]

  • On Kojo: How does United Medical Center impact health care equity? [WAMU]

  • Racine, state attorneys general, sue to save DACA. [Post]

  • Congressman Gary Palmerof Alabama misrepresents D.C. law while attacking reproductive rights law. [DCist]

  • Barras Report-TV launches, with Robert White on the housing crisis. [Barras Report-TV]

  • D.C. provides shelter and counseling for runaway teens. [NBC4]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Library of Congress introduces a “touch tour” for blind patrons. [Post]

  • Here’s who is responsible for some 4,000 WWII-inspired anti-Trump posters that have popped up around the District this week. [DCist]

  • Maryland record label QODESH is giving experimental musicians of color a platform to share their work. [DC Music Download]

  • The Sandy Spring Museum’s newest exhibition highlights the art of outdoor sculptures. [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Developers are dangling great deals in front of D.C. restaurateurs. [Washingtonian]

  • Critic Tom Sietsema is a fan of The Salt Line. [Post]

  • Oriental East closes in Silver Spring. [Bethesda Mag]

  • The best places to bring a gluten-free diner. [DC Refined]

  • There’s a reason wine writing can be confusing and weird. [Eater]

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

  • Montgomery County Boy Scout organizes book drive for D.C. General shelter. [WJLA]

  • Development team behind McMillan project responds to residents’ concerns. [UrbanTurf]

  • The Shops at Dakota Crossing development plans drive-throughChick-fil-A. [UrbanTurf]

  • What kinds of homes a budget of roughly $825,000 can buy in the District. [UrbanTurf]

  • Former Logan Circle church converted into two high-priced townhomes. [Curbed DC]

  • Interactive tool allows users to see where D.C. should build affordable housing. [GGW]

  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton floats taxing unoccupied diplomatic buildings. [Times]

  • At-Large Councilmember Robert Whitetalks affordable housing. [The Barras Report]

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