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D.C.’s 911 system experienced an unexpected outage for more than 90 minutes between Saturday night and Sunday morning, leading dozens to scramble for a way to connect with services. District officials say equipment is to blame.


  • A Metro employee alleges that her supervisor sexually harassed her and management didn’t help. [Post]
  • American University has terminated its exclusive advertising partnership with the Nationals. [The Eagle]
  • Two men were killed in a double shooting in River Terrace late Friday night. [FOX5, WUSA9, NBC4]
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed a new St. Elizabeths head after the last one didn’t work out. [Post]
  • The real story behind the missing playground fire truck at Walter Pierce Park. [Post, Washingtonian]


  • Extinguished Career: Adrian James was once a star D.C. cop. What led him to become an informant?
  • Don’t Read the Comments: Maketto Chef Erik Bruner-Yang takes issue with a two-star Yelp review.
  • Watching the Wizards: Candace Buckner, the Post’s new Wizards beat writer, talks race and gender.

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

  • The other side of Cathy Lanier‘s legacy as police chief. [WCP]
  • Op-ed: why not Lanier deputy Cathy Groomes to run MPD? [Blade]
  • Post ed board criticizes lawsuit over Ward 3 shelter. [Post]
  • More on DGS shake-up reportedly over campaign donor contracts. [WBJWAMU]

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

  • Ayes Cold talks about making the jump to being a full-time DJ and being a “brown woman doing music.” [Bandwidth]
  • In its fifth year, Trillectro is still embracing its—and its audience’s—youth. [Post]
  • The Big Apple Circus may be ending public performances, but you can still get your clown fix in the D.C. area (if, for some reason, you like clowns). [DC Theater Scene]
  • The story of Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date is fictionalized in the bland Southside With You. [WCP]

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

  • Care for male burlesque with your brunch? [Washingtonian]
  • Head here for hot pastrami. [Eater]
  • Virginia’s big role in barbecue. [Post]
  • District Winery is on its way. [DCist]
  • Sauf Haus is getting into feats of strength. [Borderstan]

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

  • Post ed. board: “The city’s most prosperous ward [is] the least welcoming” to homeless families. [Post]
  • Dozens of Southeast residents had to go without water for almost a day due to a water main break. [NBC4]
  • Here’s a rarity in D.C.: A five-bedroom single-family home for less than $400,000, in Deanwood. [Post]
  • How to Airbnb legally in the District. [Blade]
  • Federal funding for private stadiums can divert dollars from key affordable housing projects. [Next City]