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A D.C. Council committee on Thursday narrowly approved legislation that would require major retailers and chains to give their employees at least two weeks notice of their work schedules. Business supporters have argued that the bill would force them and their workers to be less flexible. The full Council could vote on the bill as early as next week.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:          

  • District leaders called on Congress to pass stronger gun laws yesterday. [City Desk, Post, FOX5, NBC4]
  • At unity breakfast, Mayor Muriel Bowser and ex-Mayor Vince Gray appeared cordial. [Loose Lips, Post]
  • The D.C. Taxicab Commission met for the last time on Thursday. Cabbies were mad. [City Desk, WAMU]
  • Cyclists are pumped that D.C. could get fix its contributory negligence laws. [Greater Greater Washington]
  • Riders are adjusting to Metro’s SafeTrack maintenance program, many by avoiding the system. [WAMU]
  • Could engineering changes prevent another waterfall at the Cleveland Park Metro station? [Post, WTOP]
  • A data map by AIDSVu illustrates where new HIV cases are being diagnosed across the District. [DCist]
  • More brouhaha concerning a proposed development on 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan. [Borderstan]
  • The Lamont Street Collective, a group house for artists and activists, is leaving Mount Pleasant. [City Desk, DCist]

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

  • Local Democrats united… for good? Probably not, LL suspects. [LLDCist]
  • Cabbies real mad about the end of the Taxicab Commission. [WCPWAMU]
  • Muriel Bowser pushes gun reform. [Post]
  • Tommy Wells, bike theft victim. [Post]
  • Long-missing former delegate Walter Fauntroy says he’s coming back to the District. [Post]
  • Streetcar memories. [GGW]
  • Where the District’s new HIV cases occur. [DCist] 

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

  • Get to know some of D.C.’s newest record labels. [WCP]
  • Listen to a new tune from Tigers Are Bad For Horses. [DC Music Download]
  • And listen to another new song, this one from June Gloom. [Bandwidth]
  • How producer Lance Neptune makes music suited for an ethereal sci-fi movie. [DC Music Download]
  • At the Hirshhorn, send wishes to Yoko Ono. [DCist]
  • Longtime Mount Pleasant activist house Lamont Street Collective is being evicted. [WCP] 

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The best barbecue spots in the D.C. area [Post]
  • Five questions for Mike Isabella on Graffiato‘s five year anniversary. [Washingtonian]
  • Where to find all-you-can-eat deals [Eater]
  • Bakeshop owner’s mom goes viral with touching post. [ARLnow]
  • Timber Pizza Co. opening soon in Petworth. [PoPville]
  • This startup wants you to have your disposable spoon and eat it too. [NPR]