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A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

D.C. Police Officer Jasmine Flemmings-Simmons celebrated Mother’s Day by honoring fallen officers. Pipe bands walked from near Union Station to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on E Street NW. Her uncle, also a D.C. police officer, died when she was 12. She is a mom and lives in Southeast D.C.


  • Sen. Kamala D. Harris speaks at Howard U. commencement. [Post]

  • A retired NFL player prepares to graduate from GW Law and become an immigration attorney. [Post]

  • How a retired doctor from Georgia kept a Howard student in school. [Post]

  • Wizards face Celtics for Game 7 tonight in Boston. [Post]

  • Local transit nerds contemplate Melissa McCarthy’s traveling podium. [GGW]

  • Miss D.C., Kára McCullough, wins Miss USA. She is a scientist by day. [WTOP]

  • The most in-demand coding skills at D.C. area companies. [WBJ]

  • Temps may exceed 90 by mid-week. [Post]

  • WCP’s Laura Hayes on substance abuse in the restaurant industry. [WTOP]

  • A D.C. man is sentenced to 21 years for sexually abusing his daughter. [NBC4]

  • A man gets 64 months for stealing $6,577 in the three bank robberies. [NBC4]

  • Montgomery County man, 24, is charged for stealing food. [Post]

  • Shawn Weldon, a 13-year-old boy, has been missing for five days. [WUSA9]


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

  • Parents pissed over school lottery “scandal.” [Post]

  • Bowserputs limits on requests by officials to skip school lottery. [WAMU]

  • Brandon Todd campaign finance probe, explained. [DCist]

  • Racine on how to deal with troubled youth: [Post]

  • Federal judge likely to rule in favor of challenge to Trump travel ban. [Times]

  • Metro fares going up to address budget, service, safety needs. [WUSA9]

  • Opinion: Investment in schools is really a budget a cut. [Post]

  • Howard U. 18-year-old graduates magna cum laude, will go for Ph.D. [WJLA]

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

  • D.C. musicians share the best life advice they’ve received from their moms. [DC Music Download]

  • TFW you wanna Instagram cool art, but not the same cool art everyone else is posting on Instagram. (You should go to the Hillwood Estate.) [Washingtonian]

  • AFI Docs unveils its lineup for 2017. [WCP]

  • Inside the world of D.C.’s church organists. [WAMU]

  • Fort Reno’s on! [DC Music Download]

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

  • One theory about why we’re getting fancy tasting menu restaurants. [NYT]

  • Speaking of, here’s a take on the new movie The Dinner. [Post]

  • Is fine dining steeped in oppression and hierarchy? [Eater]

  • Introducing the most expensive sandwiches in D.C. [Washingtonian]

  • Pop-up hosting restaurant Prequel is reopening in a new location. [WBJ]

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

  • The discontents of D.C.’s long-lived Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act. [NBC4]

  • Tenants of a forsaken Columbia Heights building score key court victory. [WCP]

  • Violence breaks out again at Potomac Gardens housing complex. [WTOP, Post]

  • Union Market developer requests extension from zoning commission. [UrbanTurf]

  • Home prices in Anacostia have skyrocketed since just last year. [UrbanTurf]

  • Douglas Development acquires land necessary for big Northeast project. [WBJ]

  • The kinds of homes you can buy for around $300,000 in the D.C. area. [Post]

  • Can’t afford the District? You may want to consider moving to Baltimore. [Post]

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