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On Monday, the District saw five shootings, two of which were fatal, over the span of four hours in the afternoon. One of the deadly incidents occurred near a school, forcing a temporary lockdown, while four of the five shootings occurred in Southeast.  “We were horrified by what we saw today,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said yesterday evening.


  • The D.C. Council has made major changes to Bowser’s homeless shelter bill. [Post, WAMU, City Desk]
  • Regional groups consider a proposal to get Metro a dedicated funding source, likely through taxes. [WBJ]
  • Bowser, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, and D.C. councilmembers endorsed Hillary Clinton. [City Desk]
  • A senior official at the District Department of Transportation was arrested on Monday. [Loose Lips, Post]
  • Amid yesterday’s shootings, two men were stabbed—one critically—during incidents in Northwest. [Post]
  • That promotional video for the D.C. streetcar could have ended a bit differently. Sad! [Motherboard, DCist]
  • Metro trains on the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines are decelerating in some locations this week. [City Desk] 


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

  • Council set to rip through Muriel Bowser‘s homeless plan. [WAMUPostDCist]
  • High-ranking DDOT employee arrested over undisclosed income. [WCPPost]
  • Poll shows preference for homeless funding over tax cuts. [WCP]
  • Not all in Congress Heights thrilled with Wizards practice facility plan. [WAMU]
  • Campaign preps for Metro funding push. [WBJ]

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

  • Rock & Roll Hotel announces 10-year anniversary celebrations. [Arts Desk]
  • An all-Beethoven concert at the National Cathedral breaks out the rarities. [Post]
  • Amanda MacKaye says that Fort Reno is happening this year. [Bandwidth]
  • Counting down the days until the Helen Hayes Awards. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • The best and worst at this year’s Sweetlife Festival. [Arts Desk]

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

  • Pigskins-themed Hail & Hog Kitchen Bar opens Friday. [Washingtonian]
  • Then 10 hottest rooftop restaurants and bars [Zagat]
  • The next frontier for vegan restaurants? Not calling yourself a vegan restaurant. [Post]
  • Breaking down the science of picky eating [NPR]
  • A recap of D.C.’s first food festival for pot enthusiasts [BYT]
  • The best place to brunch in 15 D.C. neighborhoods [Thrillist]