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More than 100 people turned out for a vigil in Bloomingdale last night held for late neighborhood resident and Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. The 27-year-old was fatally shot early Sunday morning near his home. Police are still investigating the case.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Transgender women say they were misgendered and harassed by D.C. pool employees. [DCist, NBC4]
  • The D.C. Council is aiming to reduce the number of vacant city buildings. [Greater Greater Washington]
  • Beverly Smith, the mother of Alonzo Smith—killed in special police custody—wants answers. [WAMU]
  • Metro is looking into another red-signal overrun, near National Airport, that occurred this month. [WAMU]
  • Legislators want to codify requirements for the District to test for lead in public water sources. [City Desk]
  • Blagden Alley is set to get a Hong Kong-inspired restaurant, Monkey King, next year. [Young & Hungry]
  • Apparent “Pokemon Go” user spray paints a sign in Meridian Hill Park with their team’s name. [Curbed DC] 

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

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

  • Some Home Rule ruminations. [GGW]
  • Big cutbacks for handicap transit program. [WAMU]
  • Maybe you have streetcar opinions. [WCP]
  • More on vacant properties law. [GGW]
  • Contractor woes at DCRA. [WAMU] 

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

  • Some remains of the Portuguese slave ship São José Paquete de Africa is headed to the African American museum. [Post]
  • The National Gallery of Art’s latest exhibition carefully—but sometimes clumsily—incorporates The Corcoran’s collection. [WCP]
  • March on Washington Film Fest returns. [DCist]
  • Fringe review: A Breakup Is Swift captures humor and awkwardness of a real-life breakup. [WCP]

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

  • More overtime pay legal woes for Ashok Bajaj. [WBJ]
  • Cool off with the best coffee in the DMV. [DC Refined]
  • Tom Sietsema downloads conversations with readers. [Post]
  • Reserve patio tables for cocktails at Pineapple and Pearls. [Washingtonian]
  • Police foot the bill at a Pennsylvania restaurant. Here’s why. [Eater]