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

While the GOP moves to end the Affordable Care Act, workers at the District’s health insurance exchange are setting up tables at bars and laundromats to remind people that the election does not impact their ability to access insurance in 2017. The open enrollment period ends Jan. 31.


  • RIP “Capone,” son of “Scarface.” [WJLA]

  • More than 10,000 D.C. public students transfer schools mid-year. [Post]

  • AU student faces federal felony charge after aiming a laser pointer at a helicopter on Inauguration Day. [Post]

  • Metro’s main union says 21 employees were fired over an inspection cover-up. [WAMU]

  • The union is fighting to get a fired Metro mechanic his job back. [WTOP]

  • Police found four guns in downtown D.C. early Sunday morning. [Post]

  • Police arrest suspect in Jan. 6 murder-by-beating outside Union Station. [Post]

  • Eisenhower family wants to tweak memorial plans yet again. [WBJ]

  • D.C. woman, Tawanna Williams, has been missing since Jan. 16. [NBC4]


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

  • Mayor Bowser corrects Trump on murder rate, tells Congress to butt out. [WUSA9]

  • CM Mary Cheh proposes Muslim liaison for MPD. [Times]

  • D.C. region federal lawmakers, GOP too, criticize federal hiring freeze. [WTOP]

  • Trump Hotel is losing money already, Democrats say.[Post]

  • David Brooks: Feel-good marches are not enough. [New York Times]

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

  • Listen to the brand new EP from NAPPYNAPPA. [WCP]

  • National Portrait Gallery’s “Hall of Presidents” to close for renovations. [Post]

  • What happened when anti-LGBTQ protesters showed up to Comet Ping Pong on Saturday? Queer dance party! [DC Music Download]

  • Solange bought 250 books for Howard students at a black-owned bookstore in Shaw. [Washingtonian]

  • Listen to a new song from Young Rapids. [DC Music Download]

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

  • Pineapple & Pearls is raising its dinner price to support staff. [Washingtonian]

  • Eat and drink your way through Ivy City. [DCRefined]

  • Here’s where Ivanka Trump grabbed lunch in Woodley Park. [Post]

  • A look back at Barack Obama’s best restaurant moments. [Eater]

  • Poor Dippin’ Dots. [NPR]

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

  • D.C. officials could arguably sue Donald Trump citing the Emoluments Clause. [Post]

  • Urbanists worried that Trump’s “party and his base are vehemently anti-urban.” [GGW]

  • Historic preservation officials recommend concept for Logan Circle project. [UrbanTurf]

  • The future is already here: Seven smart homes for sale in the D.C. area. [Curbed DC]

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