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An investigation is underway after a major fire decimated a 55-unit apartment building in Brightwood over the weekend. One man has been found dead and about 200 are displaced. One woman lost her two parakeets is the blaze. Several jumped out of their windows to safety. A woman saved her daughter and elderly mother from a third-floor unit.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Federal appeals court finds “persistent failure” by D.C. in assisting special needs children. [Post]

  • Seventy-year-old D.C. man graduates high school and plans for college. [WUSA9]

  • Manassas church restores a slave cabin on its property and opens it to the public. [Post]

  • Expect a very nice day today. It’ll be hot and humid by the end of the week. [ABC7, Post]

  • Metro and bus fares went up yesterday. [NBC4, Post]

  • White nationalists found opposition at their Lincoln Memorial rally. [NBC4, WUSA9, Post]

  • Hotel in Thomas Circle evacuated after a fire Saturday evening. [NBC4]

  • Jubilarian Mass celebrates marriages lasting 25-75 years. [Post]

  • Man in serious condition after knife fight between employees at a Giant grocery. [Post]

  • Now that it’s over, a video review of SafeTrack. [Post]

  • Transit hobbyist takes a close look at Metro’s schedule claims. [GGW]

  • Fifty shell casings found at overnight shooting in Southeast D.C. [Fox5]

  • A new, expensive walking trail opened in Northwest D.C. [NBC4]

  • A woman and baby have gone missing from Northeast D.C. [WTOP]

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

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

  • Council leaders chip away at financing for paid family leave law. [Blade]

  • D.C.’s homicide clearance rate leads the nation. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • A mea culpa from charter school founder who gave media false rankings info. [Post]

  • Young women attend leadership-in-politics training camp in D.C. [NPR]

  • Fellowship program grooms D.C. public school grads to teach Pre-K literacy. [WAMU]

  • Journalists ponder life without Twitter. [New Republic]

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

  • Watch a haunting music video for Dennis Kane’s new neo-classical project The Hunted Hare. [WCP]

  • The National Theatre is getting rid of its traditional hemp-and-sand rigging system for a $1.5 million modern fly system. [Washington Business Journal]

  • Get wet. [Washingtonian]

  • Downtown D.C.: Now complete with pole vaulting. [DCist]

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

  • Where to find the best barbecue in D.C. [Washingtonian]

  • The Game of Thrones Bar line is mostly about photo opportunities. [Post]

  • George’s Chophouse coming to Bethesda from Duck Duck Goose owner. [Bethesda Mag]

  • Chefs are obsessed with the sous vide technique. [WTOP]

  • Composting programs are catching on in Northern Virginia. [NoVa Mag]

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

  • The few remaining tenants of Howard University-owned apartments put up a fight. [Post]

  • Georgetown neighbors have concerns about project to be built at Exxon site. [UrbanTurf]

  • Twenty-five upcoming D.C. development projects, from condo to apartments. [UrbanTurf]

  • GW Hatchet may lose off-campus space if the student paper can’t raise funds. [Poytner]

  • A fourth live-music venue is anticipated for the Southwest Wharf megaproject. [Bisnow]

  • Retail and more than 700 apartments planned for Wisconsin Avenue project. [Current]

  • With eight-bedrooms, Georgetown’s priciest home is going for $18.5 million. [WBJ]

  • Is the rent too damn high for D.C. restaurants? [Washingtonian]

  • What $4,000 a month can rent in the District. [Curbed DC]

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