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The D.C. Council and the Bowser administration have been engaged in a mind-boggling turf war over four derelict city-owned houses in Anacostia since last year. The legislative body has passed a plan to redevelop the dangerous eyesores, but the Department of Housing and Community Development refuses to abide by the mandate. It’s gotten really weird.


  • Immigration attorneys still working 12-hour days at Dulles. [WAMU, WBJ]

  • D.C. man dies of punch to the head in parking space melee. [WUSA]

  • Roger Taney descendant gives Dred Scott descendant an apology and a hug. [Post]

  • Overproduction of male trees worsens D.C.’s pollen problem. [GGW]

  • Three people suffered minor injuries in a paintball attack last night. [Post, FOX5]

  • Virginia mosque offers free medical clinic for all. [Post]

  • Forty percent chance of snow this weekend. [Post]

  • D.C. fire department overtime costs jump from $12 million to $23 million in 2016. [NBC4]

  • Six shot in seven days on a Southeast street; one is dead. [Post]

  • 47-year-old man goes missing. [FOX5]

  • Missing 9-year-old girl is found. [NBC4]


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

  • “Tough medicine”: Metro fare hike needed to balance budget. [NBC4]

  • Trump travel ban sparks protests. [DCist]

  • Police chief seeks crime crackdown in Congress Heights. [NBC4]

  • Don’t try this at home: Robbery victim fights back. [FOX5]

  • “When you sit on a bench, you can see the world.” [WUSA9]

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

  • Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks will star in a film based on The Washington Post’s attempts to publish the Pentagon Papers. [Post]

  • Watch a new video for Will Eastman’s “Froggie.” [WCP]

  • Arena Stage announces its 2017/2018 season. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Hirshhorn tweaks museum hours to accommodate Yayoi Kusama hype. [DCist]

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

  • Get to know the organization you’re eating for at Dine-N-Dash. [WCP]

  • A closer look at the culture behind Dolan Uyghur in Cleveland Park. [Post]

  • Chef Aaron McCloud loses his battle with cancer. [Eater]

  • Dacha Beer Gardenis opening near Nats park. [WBJ]

  • Fast Gourmet issues quite the response regarding their closure. [PoPville]

  • The best places to drink coffee right now. [Zagat]

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

  • 110-unit residential project near Meridian Hill is tweaked. [UrbanTurf]

  • Bowling alley part of development slated near Nats Park. [UrbanTurf]

  • The Whole Foods effect on H Street NE. [Bisnow]

  • New co-working space headed to Uline Arena in NoMa. [Curbed DC]

  • Airbnb continues to lobby against Kenyan McDuffie bill. [DC Inno]

  • “Solving homelessness hasn’t lost its urgency.” [Post]

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