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After a federal appeals court struck down the District’s “good reason” requirement for carrying concealed guns in July, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racineisasking the full court to review that decision, which a three-judge panel rendered. District officials say the law is a “common sense” restriction on guns, but the panel determined, 2-1, that the law violated the Second Amendment.


  • Will Ward 7 Safeway stores ever improve? Vince Gray says maybe not. [Post, WUSA9]

  • Cherry trees on the Tidal Basin get $50,000 worth of TLC. [ABC7]

  • Beloved construction crew chief shot to death in Trinidad. [Post]

  • Young man shot at Brightwood gas station. He’s expected to recover. [Fox5]

  • Rude police officers dance, make fun of victim while investigating break-in. [NBC4]

  • Construction worker dies after 8-story fall from Northeast building. [WUSA9]

  • Farragut West and McPherson Square Metro stations close for renovations this weekend. [DCist]

  • On a list of cities with most bedbug infestations, D.C. comes in 13th. [WTOP]

  • TSA HQ is moving from Pentagon City to Springfield. [WBJ]


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

  • D.C. is at odds with Virginia and Maryland over funds for Metro fixes. [Post]

  • Advocating for students as officials review school suspension policy. [WAMU]

  • Amazon to lower prices at Whole Foods. [FOX5]  

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

  • Watch the music video for Paperhaus’ new single “Nanana.” [TIDAL]

  • The spirit of D.C.’s beloved weirdo Root Boy Slim lives on with the Root Boy Slim All Stars. [Post]

  • Get to know the Petworth Jazz Project. [DCist]

  • Arena Stage is having a costume sale this weekend. [WAMU]

  • At Hamilton Gallery, an impressive display of two artists whose work contains multitudes. [WCP]

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

  • Kwame Onwuachi’srestaurant at The Wharf is called Kith/Kin. [Post]

  • From birth to death, the 10 phases of the poke trend in D.C. [Washingtonian]

  • Taqueria Distrito Federal is closing because of rising rent costs. [PoPville]

  • Look inside District Winery in Navy Yard. [Eater]

  • There’s a reason servers now ask if you have any allergies. [Thrillist]

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

  • Controversial leasing practice by D.C. rent-control landlords is headed to court. [WCP]

  • Seven D.C. neighborhood where homes are selling the most quickly. [UrbanTurf]

  • A new residential building at 13th and U streets NW has sky-high rents. [Bisnow]

  • Is a storage facility on Florida Avenue NW the best use for a large site? [GGW]

  • The Watergate emits the most greenhouse gas out of District buildings. [DCist]

  • Report ranks D.C. region as third most-active housing market in the U.S. [WTOP]

  • Map: District churches that have been converted into other spaces. [Curbed DC]

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