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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:
- A Fond Farewell: Outgoing Food Editor Jessica Sidman shares her thoughts on what the position entails.
- School Food: Lawmakers approved a contract for school meals on Tuesday. Why was it so controversial?
- Streetcar Survey: What do you really think about the D.C. streetcar? Public-transit officials want to know.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.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]