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Someone spray-painted the recently opened Trump Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue with “Black Lives Matter,” “No Justice,” and with the word “Peace” crossed out. A video of a man etching the message Saturday afternoon spread on social media. (Reminder: It’s roughly one month until the election.)

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Fact-check: Is the new Trump Hotel really “under budget and ahead of schedule?” [Post]

  • A man was struck and killed by a driver on Georgia Avenue NW Sunday. [WTOP, WJLA]

  • The National Park Service and the District team up to help get rid of rats. [NBC4, WTOP]

  • A neighborhood near Rock Creek Park fights to keep its DIY traffic signs and wins. [Post]

  • Transport DC, a local paratransit service, returns with a few tweaks. [WAMU]

  • In another sign the end is near, food delivery robots will arrive in D.C. soon. [Washingtonian]

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

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

  • Post ed board backs death with dignity bill. [Post]

  • Health Link rates win approval. [WBJ]

  • Considering the District’s changing politics. [WSJ]

  • Percentage of black residents declines west of the Anacostia. [Post]

  • More litter ticket woes. [Post]

  • Former development boss making moves in Atlanta. [WBJ]

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

  • More tickets for the African American Museum released. [DCist]

  • Get to know the local producer Flash Frequency. [DC Music Download]

  • Listen to new music by Governess and Infinity Crush. [WCP]

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

  • Bon Appétit’s Adam Rapoport explains why D.C. has the best food. [WTOP]

  • D.C. will be the pilot U.S. city for a robot food delivery service. [Washingtonian]

  • Where to find ramen in unexpected places. [Eater]

  • Rum is so hot right now. [DC Refined]

  • Chuy’s opens tomorrow in Rockville. [Bethesda Beat]

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

  • More than 75 townhouse units are planned near Catholic University. [Housing Complex]

  • Cleveland Park gets an accessory dwelling unit thanks to zoning reform. [UrbanTurf]

  • Study: Navy Yard is one of the hottest markets for rental developments in the U.S. [Post]

  • Advocates rallied this weekend for more affordable housing funds. [Housing Complex]

  • How will the 2016 presidential election affect real estate in the nation’s capital? [Post]

  • If all goes smoothly, D.C. will soon take over much of Walter Reed. [Housing Complex]