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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.

Hundreds of faithful marched to the White House yesterday with a message:D.C. area congregations are working together to offer sanctuary to immigrants living in fear of ICE and deportation. The network includes Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and other faith traditions as well as non-religious local partners. Leaders have been organizing this effort for several months.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Today’s vote on standardized testing and D.C. schools divides the city. [WCP]

  • D.C. acquires property Sanford Capital sought at Congress Heights Metro. [WBJ]

  • College freshman home for spring break shot to death in D.C. on Monday. She was studying criminal justice. [Post, NBC4]

  • Howard student in jail on kidnapping and drug distribution charge. [Post]

  • Family of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich raises funds for investigation. [NBC4]

  • Rock Creek Park can be steep and icy, rescued man finds. [NBC4]

  • Wegmans might move into Fannie Mae headquarters. [WBJ]

  • Thoughts on those empty suburban office complexes. [GGW]

  • Police release more information on three young missing teens. [FOX5]

  • A ten-year-old girl, Winter Griffin, went missing in Northeast. She weighs about 70 pounds. [WUSA9]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

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

  • Mulligan: Vince Gray proposes new hospital at St. E’s East Campus and plan to lure large anchor tenants to Wards 7 and 8. [WBJ]

  • Charter school teacher charged with child sex abuse had been investigated before. [Post]

  • Freshman GOP Congressman seeks to void D.C. gun laws. [Post]

  • D.C. Council intros activist legislation against Wells Fargo over investments in Dakota Access Pipeline. [DCist]

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

  • Behind the scenes of The Real Housewives of Potomac. [Post]

  • How Trump’s NEA defunding would impact D.C.’s creative economy. (Spoiler alert: a lot). [Washingtonian]

  • HGJ vs. USA, Part II: The band hits New Orleans and Florida, links up with Priests. [WCP]

  • The Funk Parade announces its initial lineup, featuring The Sun Ra Arkestra, Sinkane, Backyard Band, Nag Champa, and lots more. [DC Music Download]

  • Lionel M. Bernstein, a 93-year-old local sculptor, gets his first gallery show. [DCist]

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

  • Get ready for Taqueria del Barrio in Petworth. [WCP]

  • All the ways people try to weasel their way into the Cherry Blossom pop-up. [Washingtonian]

  • What’s in store for SAVOR this year? More beer. [Post]

  • In the era of check-list dining, what it’s like to be a regular. [Eater]

  • Brookland gets a new food incubator. [WBJ]

  • A Bethesda bar owes $74,000 in rent and now faces a lawsuit. [Bethesda Beat]

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

  • New bill seeks to reform how D.C. disposes of vacant city-owned houses. [WCP]

  • Housing advocates press for more three-bedroom and above apartments. [GGW]

  • District solicits comments on Comprehensive Plan for future development. [WBJ]

  • There’s a ton of mixed-use development slated for Union Market. [UrbanTurf]

  • Howard University to convert two dorm buildings into apartments. [UrbanTurf]

  • Jair Lynch sells housing complex near Walter Reed site for $14 million. [Bisnow]

  • DHCD Director Polly Donaldson talks District’s affordable housing. [Curbed DC]

  • There aren’t enough home for sales in D.C. to keep up with demand. [UrbanTurf]

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