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Erin Robinson spends her days traveling greater Washington, looking for feral cats, taking them to be neutered, and then returning them to their established cat communities. It’s fair to say she loves cats.


  • Wizards win first division title in nearly four decades. [Post]

  • Baseball season begins, and here is your 2017 Nationals preview. [WTOP]

  • Supreme Court hears arguments on gruesome 1984 D.C. murder today. [WTOP]

  • Family who lost child to cancer will talk research funds on Capitol Hill. [NBC4]

  • No charges for officers who killed man wielding a BB gun. [Post]

  • First baby eagle hatches at National Arboretum. [NBC4]

  • Man arrested in the brutal murder of Capitol Hill visiting artist. [Post]

  • He survived a two-car crash, but a third car killed him. [NBC4, Post]

  • Uber plans to participate in a D.C. commuting staple: “slugging.” [WAMU]

  • Stunningly nerdy: A participatory game about zoning regulations. [GGW]

  • Teens talk safety with theater teachers at Anacostia Arts Center. [WUSA9]

  • Three missing teens are found. [NBC4]

  • Osharna Pittman, 13, went missing in Northeast on Monday. [WUSA9]


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

  • MPD to implement police recruitment and re-hiring measures. [Post]

  • Trump budget could trigger D.C. area recession. [NBC4]

  • D.C. still not enforcing civil immigration laws. [FOX5]

  • Should immigration status affect eligibility for college tuition assistance? [WAMU]

  • A bill to do away with parking fine doubling: [WJLA]

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

  • N.W.A.s Straight Outta Compton, Talking HeadsRemain in Light, and the first episode of NPR’s All Things Considered (from 1971!) have all been added to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry. [Post]

  • Listen to the shoegaze-y debut EP from new D.C. band Venn. [DC Music Download]

  • Let’s be real: This would have been great. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Ordering pizza at this food truck is a gamble, literally. [Post]

  • Pupatella is looking to expand. [Eater]

  • How are those food delivery robots doing so far? [WBJ]

  • New local company Bring Your Own Cocktail sells bottled drinks. [DC Refined]

  • Immigrants cancel their food stamps fearing deportation. [NPR]

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

  • The development on tap for NoMa includes 4,500 residential units. [UrbanTurf]

  • What Saint Elizabeths in Southeast used to look like, told in photos. [UrbanTurf]

  • The D.C. area’s population patterns, explained. [GGW]

  • Which District neighborhoods are rents growing and falling in? [Bisnow]

  • Home-price growth around D.C. trails that in other metropolitan areas. [WTOP]

  • The D.C. fire department rescued two construction workers in Southeast. [Post]

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