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In a setback for the District and the tenants of Terrace Manor—a dilapidated apartment complex owned and managed by Bethesda-based landlord Sanford Capital—a federal judge has rejected arguments that the company is abusing the bankruptcy process to sidestep its legal obligations at the Ward 8 property. The bankruptcy case will continue in a series of hearings that will extend into June or longer.


  • An AU student leader welcomes the spotlight in the wake of hate. [Post]

  • AU students are also protesting. [FOX5]

  • Young man who fled violence in El Salvador wins scholarship to art school. [Post]

  • Local ISIS sympathizer is arrested for trying to buy an AK-47. [NBC4]

  • In might not reach 70 degrees this week. [Post]

  • An engineer’s thoughts on “smart Infrastructure” in D.C. [Post]

  • A study on D.C.’s most dangerous intersections. [WUSA9]

  • Potomac is mostly safe for swimming this summer. [WUSA9]

  • Amazon to open bookstore in the old Barnes and Noble spot in Georgetown. [NBC4]

  • More than 40 embassies opened for open houses on Saturday. [NBC4]

  • Parents have been charged in the death of a D.C. infant. [Post]

  • Eric Terrell, 35, was found dead in a D.C. jail cell Friday morning. [Post]

  • A 13-year-old boy went missing in Southeast on Saturday. [WUSA9]


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

  • Racine: “We were wrong” on body cam footage. [FOX5]

  • The council appears to like backyard chickens, on the whole. [Post]

  • Hearing today on tax break for first responders. [NBC4]

  • SafeTrack, other reductions head off Metro subsidy increases. [WAMU]

  • Metro workers rally for increased funding as five Orange Line stops prepare to close for a month. [WJLA]

  • ICYMI: LaHood open to federal control board for Metro. [WAMU]

  • Race for Hope draws 10,000. [WUSA9]

  • Bowser leads Funk Parade in the rain. [Post]

  • Anacostia River improves, marginally. [WAMU]

  • Scenes from the hemisphere’s largest ship graveyard. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Mary Timony’s favorite bands in the D.C. area right now. [The Fader]

  • How the National Gallery of Art’s curators decide what hangs on the walls and what goes into storage. [Post]

  • In these politically tumultuous times, a festival like Broccoli City is what D.C. needs. [Post]

  • A new exhibit at the GW Museum debunks D.C.’s architectural myths. [WAMU]

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

  • Texans have a few reasons to like Reliable Tavern in Petworth. [Washingtonian]

  • Why you’re seeing “No Dacha” signs on 14th Street NW. [PoPville]

  • The Post’sTim Carman tries eating with a fry fork. [Post]

  • Top tacos to try now. [Zagat]

  • Thrillist’s national burger critic checks out our burger options. [Thrillist]

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

  • D.C. failed to spend, had to give up, millions of federal dollars for housing. [Post]

  • More on the failures of D.C.’s “rapid rehousing” program for the homeless. [Post]

  • Besides Amazon, what’s in store for Georgetown’s future? [UrbanTurf]

  • Three-hundred apartments and retail slated for part of Walter Reed. [UrbanTurf]

  • WC Smith nabs three new tenants in office building in Capitol Riverfront. [Bisnow]

  • Restaurants and bars planned for the Wharf apply for necessary permits. [WBJ]

  • The lifespan of different varieties of buildings in D.C. and elsewhere. [WAMU]

  • What $2,200 a month can rent you across the District. [Curbed DC]

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