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Last night, more than 200 protesters shut down streets in Northwest over the death of Terrence Sterling, an unarmed Maryland motorcyclist whom a D.C. police officer fatally shot on Sept. 11. While the District has released body camera footage of the immediate aftermath of the incident, community members want more information about what happened, and a speedy investigation.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
For the first time in a decade, D.C.’s unemployment benefits go up. [Housing Complex]
D.C. police arrested a man alleged to have sexually assaulted two men this year. [NBC4]
Authorities say a driver slapped a cyclist and stole her cell phone in Shaw. [Borderstan]
On Monday, D.C. lawmakers took a step toward stronger distracted driving laws. [WJLA]
Police reportedly took over an hour to react to an ongoing burglary in Northeast. [FOX5]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
School Advocate Dies: Community members mourn the death of Cassandra Pinkney.
Infrastructure As Art: It’s better than it sounds, and it’s now on display at Addison/Ripley.
Recreational Healing: The Marvin Gaye Rec Center is set to get a few improvements.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
Union, city settle “All Hands on Deck” case. [Post]
Ethics board says Vincent Orange can lobby D.C. Council. [WAMU]
What’s next for the FBI HQ location? [WAMU]
Muriel Bowser will help open a Hillary Clinton office. [Borderstan]
Transport D.C. returns. [WAMU]
Columnist Mark Lee talks licensing laws. [Blade]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
At the National Museum of Women in the Arts, nut busting and more. [Observer]
Well played, Hard Times. Well played. [The Hard Times]
Check out photos of Death Valley Girls and Cinema Hearts at Comet Ping Pong. [WCP]
Today in “Make X More Like Y:” Meet the art collectors who want to make Southwest D.C. more like Miami (?). [Washingtonian]
Check out photos from a rainy Adams Morgan PorchFest. [DC Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? email@example.com)
Five D.C. area cafes are impersonating Luke’s Diner. [Eater]
Republic Taco launching breakfast taco delivery. [Washingtonian]
Under-the-radar restaurants worth trying. [Zagat]
B-holes is popping up on U Street Wednesday and Thursday. [Borderstan]
Get free ShopHouse food if you hold a D.C. Public Library card. [DCist]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
The legal fight over the Brookland Manor redevelopment intensifies. [Housing Complex]
More than 50 condo units are being planned for the Georgetown Waterfront. [UrbanTurf]
Across town, more than 40 apartment units are planned for Woodridge. [UrbanTurf]
A Georgetown inn that abuts the C&O Canal sold for more than $2 million. [Curbed DC]
A nonprofit undertakes a $24 million affordable housing renovation in Ward 8. [Post]
Neighborhoods in the D.C. area that don’t have a majority racial/ethnic group. [WAMU]
Researchers are mapping the District’s mobility problems from their couches. [Next City]