A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

A D.C. resident born in Ethiopia is suing for housing discrimination, alleging that the president of a housing coop association called her “dirty” and “nasty,” among other insults, and also denied her housing at a building near U Street based on her national origin.


  • Inhumane acts behind the protest lines at Dulles and other airports. [Baltimore Sun]

  • Yemeni brothers previously held back by travel ban emerge from customs. [Post]

  • A Syrian couple was joyful after reuniting. [NBC4]

  • More tears, more family reunions at Dulles International. [Post]

  • ICYMI: Squeegee the seal dies after kidney stone procedure. [Post]

  • Photos: African American leaders who have lived in the District. [WTOP]

  • Four sisters suffering from the same kind of heart disease. [WUSA]

  • Metro’s 4000 series rail cars will be retired. [NBC4]

  • Idea for RFK parking lot: Make it a sports field. [GGW]

  • It might reach 74 degrees today. [Post]

  • Explaining the mystery of this winter’s weather. [Post]

  • Vehicle kills pedestrian at 10th and U Street Northwest. [WUSA]

  • Two men shot in the face in Northeast D.C., and one is dead. [WUSA]


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

  • Council to vote on Vince Gray’s bill to retain senior officers today. [Times, NBC4]

  • Commuter times, explained. [WTOP]

  • Did Bob Woodward burn a ghostwriter? [Washingtonian]

  • Trump Jr. takes over family’s D.C. hotel. [DCist]

  • A primer on the Anacostia River cleanup. [Hill Rag]

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

  • Listen to a new song by former D.C. emo duo The Obsessives. [NPR Music]

  • Bad Brains frontman H.R. to undergo brain surgery. [DC Music Download]

  • A look behind the scenes of the Helen Hayes Awards nominees. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • Quarry House is moving back to its pre-fire location. [Washingtonian]

  • Get a first look inside Balkan lounge Baba opening soon in Arlington. [Eater]

  • Adams Morgan is getting a Pitango Gelato. [PoPville]

  • These bars are surprisingly romantic. [Zagat]

  • Hootershas a treat for single people on Valentine’s Day. [Thrillist]

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

  • Trends to expect in the D.C.-area housing market this year (like “Vertical Living”). [Post]

  • The city hopes to redevelop the former, now-vacant Boys & Girls Club in Hill East. [WBJ]

  • The D.C.-based Advisory Board Company confirms that it may sell its business. [WBJ]

  • A D.C. public school in Southeast has temporarily closed because of bedbugs. [DCist]

  • Building on Connecticut Ave. NW could become UDC housing. [Forest Hills Connection]

  • A redeveloped mixed-income apartment complex is slated for U Street NW. [UrbanTurf]

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