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It took D.C. 40 years to satisfy a court order that mandated how it must improve caring and monitoring people with intellectual disabilities. Months after that order—named after a teen girl who died while committed—was finally lifted, the D.C. Council is poised to pass legislation that would eliminate the appointment of new lawyers for mentally disabled people who would have qualified in the past. The move has advocates warning that the bill would eliminate protections that the disabled desperately need.


  • Swastikas and nooses: Hate incidents have more than tripled in Montgomery Co. in 2017. [Post]

  • A big, region-wide, 10-year sigh after the demise of the FBI relocation plan. [Post]

  • Good news for animals whose owners leave them in hot cars. [WAMU]

  • It may reach 100 by Thursday, with chances of thunder showers for days. [Post, ABC7]

  • Weekend plans: the Lotus and Water Lily Festival at Kenilworth Park. [WTOP]

  • Metro wants you to come back. [WAMU]

  • A look at the redesign plans for a side entrance at Union Station. [WTOP]

  • Police arrest man for firing shots that hit a cop car. [Post]

  • Prince George’s County suffers 12 homicides in 11 days. [Post]

  • Former street gang for LGBTQ youth opens a community center in Southeast. [WAMU]

  • Baby shot in Northeast is back home from the hospital. [NBC4]

  • Two boys of 16 missing, one from Northwest, one from Southeast. [WUSA9, WUSA9]


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

  • “Nyet”: D.C. Council denies Trump access to voter information.  [Post, Times, ABC7]

  • As privacy groups around the country push back on his demand. [FOX5]

  • While the pullout leaves an opening for D.C. to get back in the game. [WAMU]

  • LGBT groups take up the Home Rule cause. [Blade]

  • Council debates decriminalizing turnstile jumpin’. [FOX5]

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

  • Police officer and street photographer captures D.C. in photos. [WUSA9]

  • “Listening Session:” The top five D.C. shows this week. [DC Music Download]

  • The seventh season of Showtime series Homeland will be filmed in Virginia. [Post]

  • ICYMI: The idea for one of Capital Fringe’s new plays began with Pantsuit Nation, the “secret” Facebook group for Hillary Clinton supporters. [WCP]

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

  • The Cochon 555 lineup of chefs has been announced. It’s not very diverse. [WCP]

  • Mega beer barRFD closes in Chinatown citing rising rent prices. [DCist]

  • Espita Mezcaleria hires a new chef with a fine dining background. [Washingtonian]

  • One hot take on David Brooks’ sandwich story? Gourmet food can divide people. [Post]

  • You can bid on Adidas shoes designed to look like states’ most famous foods.  [Eater]

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

  • How the Trump administration is impacting local anti-homelessness efforts. [WAMU]

  • Development team plans mixed-use project at former school in Southwest. [UrbanTurf]

  • Developers plan to renovate Brutalist building downtown into office space. [Curbed DC]

  • New legislation would make homelessness a protected class under D.C. law. [WCP]

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