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The Department of General Services’ Protective Services Division, the police force responsible for law enforcement and security at all District properties, hired a registered sex offender in February to work as a management analyst with access to city facilities, a criminal reports database, and information about summer youth hires. When asked whether the employee, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to trying to buy sex with a 13-year-old girl, was properly screened, District officials were silent for more than two days, then released a statement saying he had been fired.


  • Temps will reach high 90s starting Tuesday. It’ll feel like 100+ in the afternoons. [ABC7]

  • Can cats fix D.C.’s rat problem? (Article includes cute photo of one-eyed cat.) [WAMU]

  • Perspective: “Gentrification in Shaw isn’t so black and white.” [GGW]

  • Tearful reunion as a Pakistani refugee family makes it through Dulles. [WAMU]

  • Water cannons welcome Air India’s first nonstop flight from Delhi to Dulles. [WTOP]

  • D.C. Water awards $580 million contract for 5-mile tunnel under the Anacostia. [WBJ]

  • A generator exploded outside the ballpark last night, and fans heard it. [Post]

  • A homicide investigation is underway after a double shooting in Georgetown. [FOX5]

  • A house burned last night in Southeast. Firefighters say arson is the cause. [NBC4]

  • Bus crashes into trees on Western Avenue and five go to the hospital. [ABC7]

  • More than 500 people got a free sober ride on the 4th. Halloween is up next. [NBC4]

  • KKK rallies in Charlottesville to protest Robert E. Lee statue removal. [NBC4]

  • Inauguration protester gets four months in jail. [Post]

  • After severely injuring a small boy, D.C man gets six years in prison and explains to judge that he, too, was beaten as a child. [Post]

  • Ericka Aida Espinoza-Chaves, 16, is missing from Northeast D.C. [WUSA9]

  • Tyra Hight, 15, has been missing from Southeast since June 29. [WUSA9]

  • Jamiah Cunningham, 13, has been missing from Southeast since July 3. [WUSA9]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • ICYMI: Can the D.C. Council tame the District’s longtime pay-to-play scourge? [Post]

  • Jonetta Rose Barras: Campaign finance reform rings hollow without addressing enforcement. [Barras Report]

  • A Super PAC wants Vince Gray to run for mayor. [WAMU]

  • Medical marijuana bill seeks preferences for minority businesses. [Times]

  • Minimum wage hike is too high, too soon. [Blade]

  • Robot Olympics is coming to Washington. [Times]

  • See something, say something: Chief Newsham wants public’s help curbing ATVs. [ABC7]

  • ICYMI: Metro nixes ads for Milo Yiannopoulos book. [DCist]

  • Yet it wants to sell naming rights to Metro stations. [WAMU]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • On Revival, the first in a series of shows celebrating the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 30th anniversary. [WCP]

  • Check out our reviews of Moka, Nowhere to Hide, and The Little Hours. [WCP I, II, III]

  • ICYMI: Coverage of the Capital Fringe Festival. [WCP]

  • Theater reviews from Fringe. [Post]

  • Local rapper Ciscero releases new track, “Poppin’ Wheelies.” [DC Music Download]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Local PR pros on how to handle a bad restaurant review. [OpenTable]

  • Rosslyn’s Continental Beer Garden is open with food from Marjorie Meek-Bradley. [Washingtonian]

  • Fresh ideas for lunch in D.C., including poke and a new deli. [Zagat]

  • What did Barbara Pym, Eva Braun, and Eleanor Roosevelt eat for lunch? [Eater]

  • A cross-country driver on the state of regional food in America. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips?

  • The fight for Barry Farm intensifies as residents are forced to move. [Post]

  • Expensive “dorm for grownups” opens in historic mansion right on Dupont Circle. [Post]

  • Shakespeare Theatre Company advances controversial project in Southwest. [Hill Rag]

  • Douglas Development converts old printing press in Northeast into apartments. [Bisnow]

  • How D.C. became—and will continue to be reputed as—a walkable city. [Washingtonian]

  • 8,500-square-foot mansion in Kalorama sells for $6.1 million to retired developer. [WBJ]

  • South Korean investors acquire D.C. NASA headquarters for nearly $360 million. [WBJ]

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