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District regulators have closed the nursery and obstetrics ward at the only full-service hospital in Southeast D.C. for 90 days. If the hospital passes an inspection, it could reopen sooner. The D.C. Health Department and United Medical Center have not explained the closure. Babies currently in the unit will be transferred to other hospitals, and expecting moms will travel to hospitals west of the Anacostia to deliver their babies during the closure.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • The Verizon Center is now called the Capital One Arena. [WBJ]

  • Local solar eclipse chasers are getting ready. [WAMU]

  • A World War II veteran, 97, was killed in a robbery as murders spike in Baltimore. [Post]

  • Weather report: Play hooky today, make up for missed time over the weekend. [Post]

  • The D.C. Humane Rescue Alliance in Northeast floods when it rains. [Post]

  • Yes, there was a tornado in Salisbury, Md. on Monday. [NBC4, Post]

  • You don’t need to take the LSAT to get into Georgetown Law anymore. [WAMU]

  • Teen is arrested for upskirting a woman at the Columbia Heights Metro station, and authorities believe he’s done the same to at least ten others. [WTOP]

  • Train service suspended after an Amtrak strikes a person. [NBC4, ABC7]

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

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

  • Metro’s Inspector General buried a report on falsified safety inspections. [Post]

  • Racine under review for receiving excess campaign contributions. [NBC4, Post]

  • Chief Newsham reports on arrests and crime reduction. [ABC7]

  • Bowser is renewing grants for immigrants at risk of deportation. [DCist]

  • Fire-EMS is using lots of naloxone in response to opioid overdoses. [WAMU]

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

  • Dischord Records to release the full-length debut by The Effects, post album’s first single. [Bandcamp]

  • Kim Gordon, Lizzi Bougatsos, and Moor Mother will perform at a concert at the Hirshhorn honoring Yoko Ono. [DC Music Download]

  • Listen to the debut album from Philly-via-D.C. indie pop trio Tall Friend. [Hype Machine]

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

  • The most exciting restaurant openings slated for this fall in D.C. [WCP]

  • Maybe pull back a bit on those Moscow Mules. [Post]

  • Supra is coming to Shaw this fall with Georgian food and wine. [Washingtonian]

  • Learn how to pick a crab before crab season is over. [WTOP]

  • You won’t believe what went down at ANXO and Truxton Inn. [New York Post]

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

  • D.C. couple alleges that title company lost them over $1.5 million in purchase. [WAMU]

  • Some properties around Kalorama area are vacant and internationally owned. [Current]

  • Units at new U Street development range from $3,000 to $13,500 a month in rent. [Post]

  • As part of “village” feel, Wegman’s set for Fannie Mae project will be underground. [WBJ]

  • National Association of Broadcasters puts its HQ in Dupont Circle on the market. [WBJ]

  • Mixed-use, mixed-income Strand Theater development gets design tweaks. [UrbanTurf]

  • Japanese firm buys downtown building where Wawa will go for $203 million. [Bisnow]

  • Where to reside in the District in order to save money if you make $50,000. [Curbed DC]

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