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D.C. police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred around 5 p.m. yesterday in the 1600 block of Savannah Street SE, near a Giant grocery store. It was reportedly a drive-by shooting.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefelddefends higher fares and less service. [WAMU]

  • Red Line ridership declined 20 percent Monday for the latest stretch of SafeTrack. [Post]

  • A universal paid leave proposal inches closer to a final vote by D.C. lawmakers. [Times]

  • Will a new tool help D.C. public school teachers improve? [Greater Greater Washington]

  • Local bars are banning Yuengling after the company endorsed Donald Trump. [DCist]

  • A Trump executive spent years working on the candidate’s D.C. hotel, then quit. [Post]

  • Two men were shot and wounded near Howard University overnight. [Borderstan]

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

  • The Racial Wealth Gap: There are big disparities between D.C.’s black and white residents.

  • Local Race Gets Ugly: A State Board of Education campaign attacks its rival’s fashion.

  • No More No Tips: H Street NE restaurant Sally’s Middle Name shifts its tipping policy.

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

  • Post ed board: pump the brakes on paid leave. [Post]

  • Vincent Orange makes the WBJ’s list of 2016 “Playmakers.” [WBJ]

  • Maybe Boss Shepherd wasn’t so bad! [Post]

  • Mother wants answers a year after son’s death in altercation with special police officers. [DCist]

  • More on proposed Metro budget. [WAMU]

  • Metro union chief talks “death spiral.” [Post]

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

  • The biggest takeaways from Listen Local First’s Building the Music Capital conference. [DC Music Download]

  • A new sculpture is going to the National Museum of African Art’s facade. [Washingtonian]

  • In D.C., Day of the Dead celebrations run deep. [WAMU]

  • Is Kramerbooks expanding? [Borderstan]

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

  • Industry pros shout about why D.C.’s food scene is better than New York’s. [Thrillist]

  • What do restaurants do when the president dines? [OpenTable]

  • Arlington cafe owners are arrested for a credit card scandal. [ARLnow]

  • D.C. restaurants with unique concepts. [Zagat]

  • Check out these next-level mazes made by farmers. [NPR]

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

  • JBG and Vornado are merging to form the biggest landlord to the feds. [Post, WBJ, WBJ]

  • A mobile grocery delivers Asian ingredients to residents of D.C.’s Chinatown. [CityLab]

  • Hundreds of new apartments are slated for the Southwest Waterfront. [Post]

  • More on the intersection between wealth and race in the D.C. metro area. [UrbanTurf]