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Metro Transit Police Department officer Nicholas Young, 36, was arrested Wednesday for attempting to provide material support to ISIS, the first instance of an American law enforcement officer being charged with aiding terrorists. Authorities say Young bought $245 in gift cards for mobile messaging under the belief that he was helping the terrorist group recruit abroad. There was never a direct threat to the Metro. Young faces up to 20 years in prison.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A man was fatally shot about a block from the Mount Vernon Square Metro stop overnight. [NBC4, Post]
- Proponents of gun rights have challenged D.C.’s ban on stun guns, citing the Second Amendment. [Post]
- Anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on a crosswalk in Chinatown at 7th and H streets NW on Wednesday. [DCist]
- Protestors took to the D.C. Jail yesterday afternoon to demonstrate against the conditions inside. [WUSA9]
- Federal officials have found that Metro failed to properly inspect tracks where a train derailed. [WAMU]
- D.C.’s Department of Parks and Rec will train staffers after trans women were misgendered at a pool. [DCist]
- Report: The District has much friendlier policies toward new families than Maryland or Virginia. [WAMU]
- Post editorial board: Councilmember Vincent Orange has a conflict of interest and should resign. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Rotten Orange: The at-large councilmember’s new gig is outrageous, even given his poor record on ethics.
- Political Cocktails: Petworth Citizen will donate a share of its proceeds tonight to the Clinton campaign.
- Donuts and Drinks: Sugar Shack Donuts plans to open near U Street NW soon with a bar downstairs.
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? email@example.com)
- Time to get in the Olympic spirit. [Zagat]
- Master that beer menu. [Washingtonian]
- Founding Farmers next project is boozy. [Eater]
- Chronicling Donald Trump‘s eating habits. [Thrillist]
- The next D.C. Shake Shack location. [WBJ]