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While Reince Priebus sounded pretty much like everyone else at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland yesterday, Steven Bannon talked like a stoned college senior who somehow accidentally found himself secretly ruling the most powerful country in the world. A report from CPAC.


  • The monument graffiti writer may have moved on to Boston’s historic sites. [NBC4]

  • Two D.C. police officers were shot, wounded last night in Northeast. [Post, NBC4, ABC7]

  • Seven more area women are victims of botched Zika tests, and one of them has the virus. [NBC4, FOX5, DCist]

  • Lost in thought on your commute? Metro is testing talking escalators. [WAMU]

  • A Q&A with the Nationals’ Dusty Baker. [WAMU]

  • DDOT’s plan to redesign Florida Avenue includes a protected bike lane. [GGW]

  • A new book on the many, many spy sites of Washington D.C. [NBC4]

  • A cold front is coming Saturday. [Post]

  • Four men shot in three Southeast shootings last night. [Post, ABC7]

  • Daveshia Hockaday, 14, and other missing D.C. children. [WUSA9, WUSA9, WUSA9]


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

  • Twenty-four year MPD veteran Peter Newsham is your new police chief. [Times]

  • Post editorial praises Newsham appointment despite “blemishes on his record and issues in his personal life.” [Post]

  • D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau begins re-election run. [Twitter]

  • Metro has a $800 million cash flow problem. [Post]

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

  • A smattering of D.C. music all-stars will perform at the MLK Library one last time before it closes for renovations. [Post]

  • Read an interview with Den-Mate. [DC Music Download]

  • Culinary arts to be a part of the 2017 Intersections Festival. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • How D.C.-area theater companies are making theater for toddlers. [Post]

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

  • Tiger Fork opens Sunday. Check out the menus. [WCP]

  • A restaurant named its clam-topped pie “Grab Her by the Pizza.” [WCP]

  • Chloe from Chef Haidar Karoum will open this fall in Navy Yard. [Washingtonian]

  • A fresh slate of tasty burger options. [Eater]

  • About 50 couples have already signed up to wed on “Pie Day” at &pizza. [DCist]

  • Chefs send edible care packages to their friends for “family meal.” [DC Refined]

  • Annandale new food hall has poke, pho, and SnoCream desserts. [Thrillist]

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

  • How the Trumpadministration is affecting the D.C.-area housing market. [FT]

  • Advocates rallied last night for the tenants of a low-income complex in Northeast. [WCP]

  • Tenants of two buildings on Georgia Avenue NW decry their landlord’s practices. [WCP]

  • D.C. renters can save over $600 a month on average with a roommate. [Curbed DC]

  • Singapore invests more than $1 billion in three huge D.C. office developments. [Bisnow]

  • Could a protected bike lane be coming to traffic-heavy Florida Avenue NE? [GGW]

  • “We need an opportunity to dispel myths about homelessness” in D.C. [Street Sense]

  • Local activists are pressing for reforms to the District’s rent-control laws. [Street Sense]

  • Why more public restrooms are needed in D.C. [Street Sense]

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