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It’s a testament to the District’s growth and welcoming nature that 50,956 people cast 137,335 votes in our 10th annual Best of D.C. Readers’ Poll, designating so many new names as winners this year.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • ICE arrested 82 area immigrants last week, most in Va. and two in D.C. [Post]

  • Patrick Ewing is back on campus, a Hoya again. [WAMU]

  • Former staff at school for spies and diplomats faces sex abuse allegations. [Post]

  • He exposed himself on the Metro twice in two days. [Post, NBC4]

  • Twelve baby cheetahs cuddle up at the Smithsonian. [Washingtonian]

  • New Metro lighting “is like sitting inside a Xerox machine.” [Post]

  • How to fix the intersection of Florida and New York Avenues. [GGW]

  • Diary of a first-time Metro Select Pass user. [GGW]

  • Payless files bankruptcy and plans to close several area stores. [WBJ, NBC4]

  • The case of the missing therapy dog. [FOX5]

  • GW Hospital wins right to continue kidney transplant program. [WBJ]

  • 15th Street near Mall is closed after police find ‘suspicious vehicle.’ [Post, FOX5]

  • Four more D.C. children go missing, the youngest a 12-year-old boy. [WUSA9, WUSA9, WUSA9, 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)

  • Bowser Budget Blowback: Per-pupil funding in D.C. schools faces criticism. [WAMU]

  • “Sanctuary congregations” to stand up to Trump on immigration. [Times]

  • Automated Metro cars will have to wait. [WAMU]

  • Painted Metro vaults are for safety? [FOX5]

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

  • Erika York, a visually impaired artist from Bowie, Md., talks about perspectives in art. [Post]

  • Read an interview with Jamal Gray and St. Clair Castro on their ambitious forthcoming performance piece, CTRL Space CMD. [DC Music Download]

  • Frederick Douglass and his historic home in Anacostia are now on a quarter. [WAMU]

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

  • Our “Best Of” food pick for best new restaurant and more. [WCP]

  • These coffee shops are way better than Starbucks. [Post]

  • Del Campo’s menu is new and improved. [Washingtonian]

  • Ten new dishes making a splash in D.C. [Zagat]

  • Where to eat and drink in Baltimore. [Arlington Mag]

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

  • District zoning officials approve two proposed family homeless shelters. [WAMU]

  • Anita Bonds wants at least $120 million in city’s affordable housing fund. [WCP]

  • An additional room in your D.C. home may cost less than you think. [UrbanTurf]

  • An alley garage in Adams Morgan may be converted in office space. [UrbanTurf]

  • What modernizing H Street’s Hopscotch Bridge could do for the District. [GGW]

  • Historic National Bank of Washington site downtown sells for $57 million. [WBJ]

  • New D.C. bill seeks to incentivize more public restrooms in businesses. [WBJ]

  • If you’ve dreamed of living in a carriage house, now’s your chance. [Curbed DC]

  • Which homes $6,000 a month could buy you in D.C. [Curbed DC]

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