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As Sanford Capital and District lawyers engage in a protracted courtroom battle over Terrace Manor—an 11-building Southeast D.C. property in deep disrepair—tenants at other of the company’s 16 D.C. properties face harrowing conditions too. Over and over again, they have complained about raw sewage coming into their apartments, which the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs considers an emergency that must be addressed within 24 hours. But it rarely is.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Believe in the Troll of Washington. He curses D.C.’s teams. [Post]

  • Armed security guard yelled at first graders at National Arboretum. [Post, FOX5]

  • D.C. breaks its domestic tourism record for the seventh year in a row. [WBJ]

  • Local funeral home therapy dogs provide comfort to the bereaved. [WUSA9]

  • A cat suffering pellet gun wounds has its leg amputated. [Post]

  • The cat has a bright red cast and is recovering. [NBC4]

  • Mama duck leads rescuers to her ducklings, who fell through a grate. [NBC4]

  • A map of the most dangerous D.C. intersections for pedestrians. [Post]

  • A new exhibit on the building of the White House and Capitol at GW. [WAMU]

  • Sidwell Friends School responds to sex abuse allegations. [Post]

  • Thieves tried to steal an ATM machine, but just made a mess. [FOX5, ABC7]

  • It’s going to be nice out today, but probably not tomorrow. [Post]

  • Avoid the traffic, take shortcuts to local beaches. [NBC4]

  • Three men and three juveniles were shot in D.C. last night. [Post]

  • Another man was shot and killed in Southwest. [NBC4]

  • Janae Johnson, 14, has been missing for more than a week. [WUSA9]

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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)

  • Deputy mayor jumped the line on school placement request. [Post]

  • Bowser joins Maryland, Virginia governor response to opioid crisis. [Times]

  • D.C. to expand pool of pot-prescribing docs. [WAMU]

  • Holmes Norton says National Arboretum staff mistreated youth. [FOX5]

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

  • Momentum builds to save Arlington’s IOTA Club & Cafe from developers. [DC Music Download]

  • This year’s Capital Pride Parade headliner: Miley Cyrus. [DCist]

  • Here’s an interview with Dave Grohl’s mom, because if there’s one local musician who hasn’t even been based here for decades and who hasn’t been written about enough, it’s Dave Grohl. [Washingtonian]

  • Listen to “Drawn 2,” a new track from D.C.’s Julian. [The Le Sigh]

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

  • Fried Rice Collective’s first restaurant will be on Barracks Row. [WCP]

  • D.C. restaurants where you’ll find a lot of locals. [Washingtonian]

  • The Halal Guys opens Friday with free food. [PoPville]

  • José Andrés is opening a food hall, like many other top chefs. [Post]

  • Leesburg’s Delirium Cafe set to open May 15. [Eater]

  • Four places for healthier happy hours. [DC Refined]

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

  • Apartments at the Southwest Wharf development are beginning to lease. [WBJ]

  • D.C. housing agency director to defend Bowser administration’s record. [WAMU]

  • The Hillcrest nabe in Southeast gets a $1 million, newly constructed home. [Post]

  • Residents lament temporary closure of Ward 7 library in Marshall Heights. [GGW]

  • Development team breaks ground on Frager’s Hardware project. [UrbanTurf]

  • Capitol Hill Safeway redevelopment to feature about 330 apartments. [UrbanTurf]

  • Pricey Kalorama parcel owned by the French goes under contract. [UrbanTurf]

  • Washington D.C. Economic Partnership profiles neighborhoods. [Curbed DC]

  • D.C. renters are crazy about key fobs and other amenities, survey says. [WTOP]

  • A long, enlightening read on the regressive mortgage-interest deduction. [NYT]

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