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William J. Smith, who has served as warden of the D.C. jail since 2014, has quietly retired from his position, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sylvia Lane has confirmed. Smith’s departure is the latest in a series of personnel shake-ups at the department in the last three weeks.


  • Metro plans to retrofit its 7000-series rail cars to protect the visually impaired. [Post]

  • The Baltimore-Washington Parkway has reopened after a robbery suspect crashed into seven vehicles. [NBC4]

  • Nats win. [Post]

  • A police chase that started in Bowie ends in D.C. [FOX5]

  • D.C. police arrest a murder suspect. [Post]

  • Trump’s Virginia campaign chairman is summarily dismissed after RNC protest. [NBC4]

  • John Kelly is still writing about that candy jar. [Post]

  • Two White House replicas are for sale two miles apart. [Post]

  • A violent burglary in Adams Morgan. [Borderstan]

  • Is Bad Saint expanding? [Popville]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • District moves to crack down on texting and driving. If only they could catch the culprits. [Post]

  • New regulations could mean more modern cabs. [Post]

  • Metro moves to stop fare scofflaws. [NBC4]

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

  • When political reporters misuse the term “theater criticism.” [Washingtonian]

  • Get humpin’: the Air Sex Championships return to D.C. next week. [Borderstan]

  • Check out photos from the muddy, rainy All Things Go Fall Classic. [WCP]

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

  • The sexiest new restaurants in D.C. [Zagat]

  • Dinner-only restaurants do double duty as co-working spaces. [WTOP]

  • There’s more to why Michelin is coming to D.C. [Washingtonian]

  • These Latin restaurants are authentic. [Thrillist]

  • The Trumps aren’t making it easy on candy makers. [Post]

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

Housing Complex in on vacation for a few days.