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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.” 


  • 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]


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

  • 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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