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  • Vietnam veteran photographs memorials in all 50 states as a way to heal. [WJLA]

  • Historic love stories on record, in letters, at the Library of Congress. [Post]

  • Districtmobility.org shows which routes are most congested in real time. [WAMU]

  • Three whales have washed up on the Va. shore, all likely killed by boats. [Post]

  • Aerial view: finding the paths of old railroad lines on present-day maps. [GGW]

  • Fear in Northern Va. immigrant communities after ICE arrests. [NBC4]

  • Man found dead of gunshot wounds outside a closed school in Southeast. [Post]

  • Civilians caught and held a suspected bank robber in downtown D.C. yesterday. [NBC4]

  • After eight years missing Pamela Butler is considered legally dead, but the crime is not solved. [Fox5]


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

  • House committee votes to block D.C. assisted suicide law as local lawmakers say “Hands off D.C.” [Post, Times]

  • Activists pledge fundraising and political action to unseat meddling GOP lawmakers. [WAMU]

  • Vince Graycontinues push for more cops amid alarming homicide numbers. [Times]

  • Man arrested last week protesting Betsy DeVos’ visit to a local school is a refugee. [Post]

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

  • Michael Kahn, artistic director for the Shakespeare Theatre Company, to step down in 2019. [Post]

  • Muralist Kelly Towles’s light installation in Silver Spring. [DCist]

  • Read an interview with the George Mason professor of cinematography who shot Ava DuVernays Oscar-nominated documentary 13th. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Chef John Critchley of Brine will head Siren restaurant in Logan Circle. [WCP]

  • Running a business below Richard Spencer’s apartment is the pits. [WBJ]

  • Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner navigate D.C.’s kosher dining scene. [Washingtonian]

  • Table is closing in Shaw after tonight’s dinner service. [Eater]

  • The best restaurant for every budget in D.C. [Zagat]

  • Will Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden survive the new administration? [Post]

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

  • A development near Navy Yard can’t get funding due to its location. [Capitol Hill Corner]

  • A mixed-use project at the site of a church breaks ground in Southwest. [Curbed DC]

  • Gondolas connecting Georgetown to Rosslyn will not happen anytime soon. [UrbanTurf]

  • 288 tons of steel are needed to support a Capitol Riverfront office development. [WBJ]

  • A Qatari company purchases a hotel near D.C. convention center for $50 million. [WBJ]

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