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The two great national newspapers are peddling competing narratives about local soccer franchise D.C. United. A Sunday New York Times story reported that its owners were considering a sale of the Major League Soccer franchise. But a Poststory published last night advanced a different narrative, with primary investor Erick Thohir telling the newspaper that he is only interested in finding additional investors, not selling the team outright. Also from the Post: “United’s investors said that, contrary to the Times story, they have not reached out to Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Wizards and Capitals, or to Redskins owner Daniel Snyder.” 

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Gunfire kills two, wounds six in D.C. over the weekend. [Post]

  • Whitman-Walker Health plans to leverage its real estate to stay on 14th Street. [Post]

  • 60-year-old bank robber suspect struggled with drugs, served prison time. [Post]

  • Police search for a woman and two boys, missing from Loudoun County. [NBC4, ABC7]

  • “Like a mountain lion in your landscape,” praying mantises attack birds. [WTOP]

  • Chipotle customers file suit over food poisoning. [NBC4]

  • A police officer rear-ended an Uber this morning on 7th Street NW. [ABC7]

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on how D.C. could snag the Super Bowl. [CBS]

  • For a nanosecond, Post owner Jeff Bezos boxes out Bill Gates as world’s richest man. [WBJ]

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

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  • D.C. Public Schools principals don’t last all that long. [Post]

  • Parents, chancellor at odds over allocation of schools funding. [DCist]

  • While suburban parents don’t mind paying tuition at special D.C. schools. [Post]

  • D.C.’s forensics lab is in the vanguard of DNA testing. [Time]

  • Pot laws that don’t allow sale of the drug are creating a murky marketplace. [WAMU]

  • ICYMI: D.C. leads nation in ivory sales. [National Geographic]

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

  • ICYMI: Local graffiti artist Cool “Disco” Dan has died. [WCP]

  • Meet the D.C. concert photog who averages 200 shows a year. [DC Music Download]

  • The Welders’ To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fanfic is deranged and delightful. [WCP]

  • Local artist Darius Frank chronicles a changing D.C. in his multimedia installation “Things I Love/d.” [DCist]

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

  • A Filipino restaurant replaces Arlington’s Applebee’s. [WCP]

  • A rundown of last night’s RAMMY Awards winners. [WTOP]

  • Great or gimmick? honeygrow is using virtual reality for training. [WCP]

  • Taste test panel determines the best Italian sandwich in D.C. [Post]

  • Fresh ideas for your next visit to Union Market. [Washingtonian]

  • More details about Legal Sea Foods, coming to Union Station. [WBJ]

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

  • Residents of distressed public housing complex Barry Farm fear displacement. [WAMU]

  • About a dozen people displaced from Southeast apartment after heavy rain. [Post]

  • Ex-D.C. Board of Education president’s Dupont Circle condo on sale for $5.5M. [Post]

  • Developer plans to buy Eckington site and transform it into self-storage facility. [WBJ]

  • Analysis: costs and profits for flipping D.C. single-family homes into condos. [UrbanTurf]

  • Homeless benefit from D.C. program with landlords called Lease on Life. [Street Sense]

  • Housing Rorschach test: How would you describe D.C. real estate market? [Curbed DC]

  • Photos illustrate multimillion-dollar expansion of Kennedy Center. [Curbed DC]

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