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Faith leaders and congregants marched through downtown D.C. to speak out against President Donald Trump’s actions and administration yesterday, the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Notable attendees included King’s son Martin Luther King Jr. III, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and D.C. Councilmember Vince Gray. Simultaneously, evangelical Christians—many politically conservative—discussed fighting racism at the National Press Club.


  • American University expels 18 members of Epsilon Iota, a banned group accused of hazing, violence, and underage drinking. [WUSA9, WTOP]

  • MPD searches for suspects after video shows a man shooting into the Columbia Heights Metro station. [WTOP, NBC4]

  • A coastal flooding advisory is in effect for D.C. through 10 p.m. tonight. [WJLA]

  • Low-income residents deprived of food stamp benefits, lawsuit alleges. [Post]

  • Newseum president resigns, officials consider selling Pennsylvania Ave. property. [Post]

  • 911 calls made in border neighborhoods get picked up by Maryland dispatchers. [NBC4]

  • Eleanor Holmes Norton takes on vacant properties owned by foreign governments. [WJLA]

  • Ex-Washington International School leader charged with stealing close to $100K from the private Northwest academy. [NBC4]

  • Regional leaders meet to discuss $500 million in requested Metro funding. [Fox5]

  • Properly lock your Bikeshare in its dock or pay the consequences. [NBC4]

  • Human Rights Campaign executive killed in weekend scooter crash. [Post]


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

  • With contract expiring, MPD officers seek to negotiate a raise. [WJLA]

  • Alabama Republican seeks to block D.C. reproductive rights law. [DCist]

  • ICYMI: Bowser is “balanced” and confident of reelection. [Post]

  • As she heads to Canada with regional governors on trade mission. [WBJ]

  • Lessons from Washington Latin’s “No Tech Tuesdays.” [WAMU]

  • Ivanka and Jared don’t like it here. [Vanity Fair]  

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

  • Maimouna Yousseftalks about her regal R&B sounds and Vintage Babies, her new collaborative album and group with producer DJ Dummy. [Bandcamp]

  • D.C. Department of Transportation publishes thousands of historic photos. [DCist]

  • Five shows you can’t miss this week. [DC Music Download]

  • At Touchstone Gallery, an artistic foray into the world of politics. [East City Art]

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

  • There’s a new pop-up dedicated to D.C.’s signature drink, the Rickey. [WCP]

  • Not your average burger: Try FishScale now open in Shaw. [WCP]

  • An Ethiopian restaurant will replace Grapeseed in Bethesda. [Bethesda Mag]

  • El Rinconcito II will reopen Thursday. [PoPville]

  • Now appearing in grocery aisles, Amazon Echo. [Post]

  • The history of the tater tot. [Eater]

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

  • Newly renovated two-bedroom Brightwood Park condo lists for almost $400,000. [Post]

  • The scoop on U Street NW and H Street NE. [Bisnow, Bisnow, Bisnow, Bisnow, Bisnow]

  • Swedish investment firm buys Capitol Hill apartment complexes for $34 million. [Bisnow]

  • Meditation garden-style park slated for Petworth draws mixed reaction. [Petworth News]

  • District nonprofit looks to open LGBTQ senior housing by 2020. [Curbed DC]

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