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As The Line hotel goes up in Adams Morgan on the site of an empty church, local leaders are questioning whether its developer has kept its end of the bargain. According to an agreement brokered between the District and the Sydell Group, the latter would get a $46 million tax break in exchange for hiring more than 300 D.C. construction workers. Turns out, they’ve hired far fewer.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • The District is “highly vigilant” after the explosions in New York and New Jersey. [NBC4]

  • A pair of D.C. police officers were injured in a crash on I-295 yesterday. [FOX5, WTOP]

  • A man died Sunday after being shot near a school in Columbia Heights last week. [Post]

  • A second person has been arrested in the killing of a transgender woman in July. [Post]

  • A brick-and-mortar Amazon store could open in the District, but details are slim. [WTOP]

  • The D.C. Council is still figuring out how to structure paid family leave legislation. [Times]

  • American University students are protesting racism on campus after recent incidents of harassment. [Post, BuzzFeed]

  • Officials say drivers who use Beach Drive NW, which closes Thursday for repairs, should find alternatives. [NBC4]

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

  • Rent Control: The D.C. Council will likely approve a bill regulating rental late fees today.

  • Friends Without Benefits: What to do when a friend repairs your bike and worsens it.

  • Cross-Cultural: A new photo show at Civilian Art Projects presents contemporary art with Salvadoran and local influences.

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

  • The Washington Concert Opera celebrates its 30th anniversary. [Post]

  • Watch a stark new music video from Ace Cosgrove. [DC Music Download]

  • See photos of the 11th Street Bridge Lantern Walk. [DCist]

  • At Carroll Square Gallery, photographers document littoral harbingers of doom. [WCP]

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

  • José Andrésdonates crowdfunded money to an immigration charity. [Washingtonian]

  • The latest thing D.C. diners are stealing. [Eater]

  • Take a food-focused drive to Loudoun County. [Zagat]

  • A lunch subscription service launches in D.C. [WTOP]

  • Falafel is headed back to M Street [PoPville]

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

  • Andy Shallal says the Anacostia Busboys and Poets must open by next November. [UrbanTurf]

  • Why is it so hard to rightsize D.C.’s housing developments? [Greater Greater Washington]

  • High-end condos are coming to the West End, expected by next spring. [Washingtonian]

  • Ward 7’s Skyland project could take off after all, with $19 million in new funds. [BisNow]

  • George Washington University is building seven units of affordable housing. [GW Today]