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D.C. police say an officer shot and killed a 31-year-old Maryland man who crashed a motorcycle into a cop cruiser early Sunday morning. Authorities had stopped the man near 3rd and M streets NW after witnesses saw him driving erratically in Adams Morgan earlier that morning. Police are investigating the incident, and the firing officer has been placed on administrative leave.


  • Police found a dead body in the McMillan Reservoir in Northwest Sunday. [NBC4,Post]

  • Donald Trump’s Pennsylvania Avenue hotel opens today. [Washingtonian, Bloomberg]

  • No major Martin Luther King Jr. artifacts will be at the new African American museum. [Post]

  • Metro Board Chairman and D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans says no to fare hikes. [WTOP]

  • A man was critically injured this morning in a shooting near schools in Columbia Heights. [NBC4]

  • A man died Sunday after crashing into a light pole on the D.C.-Maryland border. [Post]


  • The Other 9/11 Memorial: 184 stainless steel and granite benches sit near the Pentagon.

  • It’s All a Facade: Neighbors want to preserve storefronts along the H Street NE corridor.

  • Over Before You Know It: More short reviews from the DC Shorts Film Festival.

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

  • Judge, deputy mayor scrap over Muriel Bowser‘s comments on the justice system. [Post]

  • Karl Racine talks DGS contracts, possible mayoral bid. [WAMU, LL]

  • Artists campaign for non-existent city office. [WAMU]

  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson gets a home in Hill East. [Capitol Hill Corner]

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

  • For some reason, Bob Dylanis building a giant iron gate for the National Harbor casino. [DC Music Download]

  • Hot take: The Starship Enterprise does not belong in the Smithsonian. [Washingtonian]

  • Vote for Sheldon! For… D.C. Arts Office? [WAMU]

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

  • Masseria’s Nick Stefanelli to open second restaurant at The Wharf. [Post]

  • The new Bullfrog Bagels is so much more. [Washingtonian]

  • Check out Aperto, now open in Foggy Bottom. [Eater]

  • Wine and pizza pairings. [WTOP]

  • Could the fancy coffee craze boost engineering? [NPR]

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

  • A D.C.-born author reflects on gentrification and demographic changes. [The Guardian]

  • The developer of an Adams Morgan plaza tweaks its. [UrbanTurf, Housing Complex]

  • How District landlords attempt to push out Latino tenants, particularly older ones. [WCP]

  • 40 to 50 units are proposed for the 14th Street corridor near Florida Avenue. [UrbanTurf]

  • A D.C. charter school wins a notable architectural award for sustainability. [Curbed DC]

  • Grandfamilies (those headed by a grandparent) face significant housing struggles. [Afro]