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One Jewish day school in Montgomery County and another in Fairfax County received bomb threats via telephone yesterday. These incidents nearby come on the heels of a wave of anti-Semitic acts across the nation, including the toppling of headstones at Jewish graveyards.


  • Police arrest two young men in killing of 18-year-old rapper Swipey. [Post, FOX5]

  • Black author Daryl Davis has convinced KKK members to leave the hate group. [FOX5]

  • Metro and the transit union won’t be getting a room anytime soon. [WAMU]

  • A man was shot and killed last night in a Northwest alley near North Capitol St. [FOX5]

  • D.C. street sweeping resumes tomorrow with the coming of spring. [WTOP]

  • D.C. ranks as fourth most expensive U.S. city for renters. [Post]

  • Petula ponders whether Trump will poach the Easter Egg Roll. [Post]

  • Caps trade with St. Louis Blues to get defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. [AP]

  • Mother gets 50 years for poisoning and killing her 5-year-old son. [Post]

  • Severe weather, high temps forecast for tomorrow. [WJLA]


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

  • Police Complaints Board questions use of pepper spray on inauguration day: [PostWJLA]  

  • Norton to deliver statehood bill to a hostile Congress. [Post]

  • Trump threatens to enforce use of legalized pot. [Times]

  • Maryland crank Andy Harris to hold town hall opposing D.C. autonomy. [DCist]

  • MLK Jr. Library closure limits homeless gathering place options. [WAMU]

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

  • At Brentwood Arts Exchange, a new exhibition stretches the limits of drawing as a medium. [WCP]

  • With its Power Plays series, Arena Stage is redefining political theater. [WTOP]

  • Julian Wachner is ending nine years conducting the Washington Chorus. [Post]

  • Read an interview with experimental electro-pop duo Stronger Sex. [DC Music Download]

  • Ford’s Theatre announces 2017-2018 season. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • José Andrés reminds a crowd in Miami that he’s an immigrant. [Post]

  • Guinness appears to have an unfair edge on Maryland breweries. [WBJ]

  • A bakery worth the drive. A long drive. [Arlington Mag]

  • Ten must-try breweries in the D.C. area. [DC Refined]

  • Fresh reasons to take a road trip to dine in Richmond. [Zagat]

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

  • A year after launching service, the D.C. Streetcar still represents gentrification. [WAMU]

  • District officials break ground on the future D.C. United stadium in Buzzard Point. [WBJ]

  • Former Libyan Embassy on Massachusetts Avenue NW lists for $6.5 million. [UrbanTurf]

  • Shaw house where “father of black history” lived undergoes renovations. [UrbanTurf]

  • Op-ed: D.C. must collect and publish more housing data as development booms. [GGW]

  • A brief history of Howard University and the property it’s owned for 150 years. [WUSA9]

  • “D.C.’s urban farms wrestle with gentrification and displacement.” [Civil Eats]

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