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Metro officials say tracks that were too wide likely led to the derailment of a Silver Line train early Friday morning near the East Falls Church station. The transit agency is now inspecting infrastructure called interlockings.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has called a mandatory Wednesday staff meeting. [NBC4]
- Vincent Orange should resign from the D.C. Council. [WBJ editorial]
- A woman was abducted near the Howard Theatre and sexually assaulted in Southeast Sunday. [Borderstan]
- A new ride-share company called Via has launched in D.C., providing $2.15 rides. [DC Inno, WTOP]
- The Metropolitan Police Department will participate in the 33rd Night Out Against Crime tonight. [DCist]
- You can now see almost all of D.C. (and Rosslyn) in 3D on Google Maps. [Greater Greater Washington]
- July was the District’s hottest month since 2012 and the sixth hottest July in roughly 150 years. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- The Future of Air and Space: The museum, that is. Officials are planning a $1 billion renovation of it.
- “Hello? Hi?”: Gear Prudence considers what to do when your S.O. wants to check in on you during a ride.
- The Prosciutto: Bozzelli’s Italian Deli on Vermont Avenue NW offers a classic Italian sub on a white roll.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Former D.C. Chamber of Commerce president isn’t impressed with Orange’s new job either. [WBJ]
- More on the extra $10 million price of the Wizards practice facility. [WAMU]
- More on taxi regulation changes. [WAMU]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Honfleur Gallery celebrates its 10-year anniversary. [DCist]
- Rain won’t stop these Poke-hunters. [DCist]
- At the Vivid Solutions Gallery in Anacostia, a celebration of “Feminicity.” [WCP]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? email@example.com)
- Zagat has a bone to pick with D.C.’s barbecue scene. [Zagat]
- Say goodbye to Lincoln’s pennied floor. [Washingtonian]
- Matuba closes in Bethesda. [Bethesda Beat]
- D.C. readies for Walburgers. [Post]
- Gourmet beer: the next phrase of H Street NE is here. [PoPville]