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On Saturday, parents, children, and community leaders marched from Benning Ridge to River Terrace against the violent crime that has killed or harmed D.C.’s youth. “It’s happening too often,” the demonstration’s organizer said.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Malcolm X Elementary School, being used as a polling place, was vandalized on Saturday. [Post, Loose Lips]
  • How will Metro’s SafeTrack maintenance plan affect students who ride the rails in the summer? [WAMU]
  • More on how to get around using transit alternatives during SafeTrack (bikeshare, anyone?). [City Desk]
  • Deshauna Barber—aka Miss D.C.—won the Miss U.S.A. competition on Sunday night. [NBC4, FOX5]
  • Labor and business clash over whether a minimum wage increase should included tipped workers. [Post]
  • The D.C. Auditor looks closely the city’s longstanding summer youth employment program. [City Desk]
  • Shaw is scheduled to get a “modern diner” later this year on the 1200 block of 9th Street NW. [Borderstan]
  • How does D.C.’s Metro system compare to those in other cities worldwide by the numbers? [Post] 

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

  • The Lame-ing of the Shrew: A new production of a Shakespeare play is “no disaster, but kind of a drag.”
  • Cantigas Cantata: One of D.C.’s most prominent Latino/a choruses played its final performance Saturday.
  • It Happens: The owner of Nick’s Riverside Grill has issued an apology over an incident involving poop. 

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

  • Colby King says the District subsidizes Circulator rides too much. [Post]
  • Anti-violence march in Southeast. [Post]
  • At-large candidates face off on The Politics Hour. [WAMU]
  • ANC unhappy with 10th St. NW development. [Borderstan]
  • New movement on hospital to replace United Medical Center. [WBJ]
  • Bikeshare preps for SafeTrack. [GGW]
  • City preps to get jobs for former prisoners. [Times]
  • How to survive SafeTrack. [City Desk]
  • A changing summer jobs program. [WAMU] 

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

  • Two different stagings of The Merchant of Venice to hit D.C. this summer. [Post]
  • Watch a new music video for Virginia band Luray. [Bandwidth]
  • One of D.C.’s best-known Latino choruses—Cantigas—has called it quits. [WCP]
  • FBI recovers letter from Charles Darwin stolen 30 years earlier. [Washingtonian]
  • From our Gay Issue: Read these poems by local queer poets. [WCP]

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

  • Hog dog spot DC-3 closes on Barracks Row. [PoPville]
  • The Haymaker will replace Atlas Room. [Eater]
  • How to use every damn part of what you buy at the farmers market [Washingtonian]
  • Three new beer gardens to check out [Post]
  • George Washington University dorm to get Chick-fil-AWiseguy NY Pizza, and more. [WBJ]
  • 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza coming soon to Columbia Pike. [ARLnow]