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We saw this one coming. Though D.C. Public Schools have insisted that farming out food preparation would translate to cost savings, a new report from the D.C. auditor concludes just the opposite. The report says the system hasn’t saved money since costly outsourcing began in 2008 and that D.C. spends more than similar systems on the service. It unequivocally recommends the system take over school meals.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Shelter animals who were in the path of Hurricane Matthew are now safe in D.C. [Post]

  • What Nationals manager Dusty Baker thinks of D.C. fans. [WAMU]

  • Four teenage boys are charged in clown threats in Montgomery County. [NBC4]

  • A crash has closed Southern Avenue in Southeast this morning. [Post]

  • A woman is robbed at knifepoint at a Columbia Heights Bank of America. [Borderstan]

  • Cleveland Park Library closes for good tomorrow. [WCP]

  • American University’s student government is demanding “trigger warnings” on syllabi. [FOX5]

  • D.C. auditor says city doesn’t hold developers accountable. [Post]

  • The National Park Service now allowing leashed dogs in Logan Circle. [Borderstan]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

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

  • Council set to oppose late-night Metro cuts. [WAMU]

  • Police investigate apparent failure to protect firefighters. [Post]

  • More on MPD’s LGBT liaison unit. [WAMU]

  • This Old School. [WCP]

  • Deborah Simmons: Why won’t the zoning commission block this Planned Parenthood location? [Times]

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

  • The Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival kicks off this weekend. [WCP]

  • Aaron Leitko discusses his new EP, Wasatch Mecha. [Bandwidth]

  • R.I.P. D.C. man killed by a tiger in the District 100 years ago. [Washingtonian]

  • Round House Theatre and the Olney Theatre Center’s collaboration of Angels in America is a triumph. [WCP]

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

  • FLOTUS is dead set on her White House garden surviving. [WTOP]

  • Fuego Cocina closes in Arlington on Oct. 16. [Eater]

  • There’s now a Red Hook Lobster Pound food cart. [Washingtonian]

  • Where to pick apples around D.C. [Capitol File]

  • Drink these local wines this fall. [NoVa Mag]

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

Housing Complex in on vacation for a few days.