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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
Early voting expands to eight new polling places today. Thousands have voted. [DCist]
The suspect in the Woodley Park mansion murders is set to appear in court today. [Post]
Vincent Orange spars with Phil Mendelson over D.C. paid leave proposal. [Loose Lips]
Metro’s biggest union calls for safety as management considers service cuts. [WUSA9]
An armed security guard was robbed last night outside a Benning Road NE library. [Post]
More on the Confederate flag being removed from the National Cathedral panes. [DCist]
Excited to dress up? The annual “D.C. Tweed Ride” happens next Sunday. [Borderstan]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer(tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adams Morgan plaza construction wins historic preservation backing. [Borderstan]
Schools could lose nurse coverage in new policy. [Post]
Eleanor Holmes Norton on the Politics Hour today. [WAMU]
Post hires new city hall reporter. [Post]
Maybe run for these empty ANC spaces. [GGW]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? email@example.com)
The origins—and surprising skepticism—behind the Alexandria Cryptozoology and Paranormal Society. [WCP]
National Museum of African Art director Johnnetta Cole reflects on her career and the controversy surrounding the Cosby exhibition. [Post]
Virginia DJ/producer Martyn has a new album out with Berlin-based Steffi Doms. [Bandwidth]
Georgetown University will host a day-long conference on issues plaguing the D.C. music scene on Saturday. [DC Music Download]
The history of Markoff’s Haunted Forest, Maryland’s long-standing fright fest. [WCP]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
Zagat (perhaps a competitor) ponders if Michelin got it right. [Zagat]
Food is more political than you think. [WTOP]
Video: Taste testing a century of candy. [Post]
Where to eat eggplant parm in D.C. [Eater]
Chef wants to “put Clarendon on the map.” [NoVa Mag]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? email@example.com)
Southwest residents still have concerns about a new soccer stadium. [Housing Complex]
The SunTrust Plaza redevelopment in Adams Morgan won a key approval. [UrbanTurf]
The Half-Smoke: A symbol of constancy during a time of gentrification in D.C.? [CityLab]
More on the District’s takeover of 66 acre on the Walter Reed campus. [Curbed DC]