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More than 150 congregations have met to discuss how they will help the region’s immigrants, many of whom are living in fear of deportation. Seven congregations have so far said they would offer sanctuary to immigrants, and many others are planning other support. Immigrant rights experts and activists are helping and advising religious institutions.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • An education PAC is phone banking D.C. residents to promote controversial policy. [WCP]

  • The large international money laundering network operating out of two D.C. hotels, and the hotel worker who caught them. [Post]

  • Bowser orders review of all properties owned by slumlord giant Sanford Capital after WCP and Post investigations. [Post]

  • Jewish refugees and descendants gathered outside White House in support of current refugees. [WUSA]

  • Beach Drive between Rock Creek Parkway and Tilden will be closed through August. [WTOP]

  • Fresh Direct grocery delivery says it’s coming to D.C. soon. [WBJ]

  • You might see snowflakes tomorrow. Seriously. [Post]

  • Yesterday’s storm caused thousands of power outages throughout the region. [WUSA]

  • Peak Cherry Blossom bloom will come early this year. [FOX5]

  • Faith plays role in family’s D.C. history. [NBC4]

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

  • Norton delivers statehood bill to Congress. [Post]

  • Vince Gray pays 2010 election fine with 2016 funds—legally. [Post]

  • U.S. Marshals honor one of their own: Frederick Douglass. [Times]

  • The Postal Museum delivers. [Post Express]

  • Washington Post avoids calling Trump a liar. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Canceled: There will be no summer shows at Carter Barron Amphitheatre this summer, and probably for the next few summers. [DCist]

  • D.C. concert poster artists pick their favorite work. [DC Music Download]

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

  • A restaurant owner becomes a bully after alley waste dispute. [Washingtonian]

  • Himitsu gets high praise from Tom Sietsema. [Post]

  • Are your Instagram food photos racist? [Quartz Ideas]

  • The truth behind Chick-fil-A’s Sunday closure. [Thrillist]

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

  • “Expoloiting homeless people is not okay.” [AEI]

  • Defective furnace in Southeast leaves eight sick from carbon monoxide. [ABC7, WJLA]

  • Should the D.C.-region enact a real-estate tax bankroll Metro? [GGW]

  • Family-sized apartments in the District are a rare commodity. [GGW]

  • 19th-century Lincoln Park home lists for almost $3 million. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. government releases tools regarding development. [Curbed DC]

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