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Tragically, D.C.’s homeless school children are being punished for not being able to afford school uniforms, or for wearing dirty ones when they have no way to wash.


  • John Hinckley Jr., who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, gets released soon. [Post]

  • A double shooting leads to the death of a teen near Anacostia High School. [FOX5, Post]

  • Ward 7 residents came together for a vigil Wednesday after a double homicide. [DCist]

  • Report: Just 10 of D.C.’s public and charter schools are meeting PE requirements. [Post]

  • More on Tropical Storm Hermine, the effects of which will follow a splendid Friday. [Post]

  • The Red Line’s Rhode Island Avenue Metro station will be closed through Friday while the transit agency looks into why debris fell from the mezzanine ceiling twice this week. [Post]


  • Criminally Insane: Not all St. Elizabeths patients get out as early as John Hinckley Jr.

  • Dine Dance Revolution: How do some restaurants transform from eateries into clubs?

  • More Sushi: Chef “Yoshi” Ota will open Sushi Gakyu downtown by the end of the year.

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

  • Muriel Bowser gets her Mary Cheh inquisition. [LL]

  • More on Cheh’s hearing. [WAMU]

  • Donald Trump‘s sanctuary cities policy could affect the District. [WAMU]

  • Cop advances gay discrimination case. [Blade]

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

  • A guide to this year’s Page-to-Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Does the future of go-go in D.C. lie at the Howard Theatre? [Post]

  • Museum of the Bible and the Spy Museum are driving the push to get people to visit private museums south of the National Mall. [Washingtonian]

  • At the Sackler Gallery, Michael Joo’s large-scale “Perspectives” works don’t quite work in the gallery’s awkward space. [WCP]

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

  • The hottest restaurants in D.C. right now. [Eater]

  • Here’s a primer on cider, so hot right now. [DC Refined]

  • Catch up on restaurant openings and closings [Post]

  • Comparing two splurge dinners, Pineapple & Pearls vs. Metier [Zagat]

  • The top trends in wine right now. [WTOP]

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

  • A dispute over rent “concessions” makes rent control seem arbitrary. [Housing Complex]

  • 16th Street Heights is hot, and gets some love from the daily. [Post]

  • A Capitol Hill resident wants to exercise her TOPA rights by selling them off. [UrbanTurf]

  • Georgetown University submits its 20-year campus plan to officials. [Housing Complex]