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A CSX freight train carrying sodium hydroxide, ethanol, and other chemicals derailed near Ninth Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE early Sunday. While the incident put officials in emergency-response mode, no one was harmed and a few chemical leaks from the railcars did not affect air or water. Metro’s Red Line reopened Monday morning.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The Federal Transit Administration discovered safety issues on Metrorail that Metro itself had not. [Post]
- A man was arrested after allegedly fleeing from U.S. Park Police. [NBC4]
- The Savopolous family was killed inside their home one year ago. Where is the case now? [Washingtonian]
- The District’s office buildings are cropping up elsewhere than downtown since the recession. [Post]
- Regulators are shuttering six D.C. cab companies for allegedly operating worn-and-torn vehicles. [WAMU]
- A triple shooting injured three women on the 600 block of Edgewood Street NE yesterday. [Post, WUSA9]
- The implosion of the DC Trust “is a public outrage.” It left grantees with few assurances. [Post, City Desk]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Maintenance Check: The District’s low-rent housing often imposes harsh living conditions on residents.
- Chauffeur Case: Former-Mayor Vince Gray’s 2010 campaign driver, Mark Long, could end up at trial.
- Taxation With Representation?: Officials will unveil a draft of a new constitution for D.C. this Friday.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Post‘s Colby King blasts Yvette Alexander on her D.C. Trust oversight (or lack thereof). [Post]
- Vince Gray‘s campaign driver could get a trial. [LL]
- Renters choose between decrepit conditions and the streets. [WCP]
- It’s statehood convention time. [City Desk]
- CSX train derails in Northeast. [City Desk, Times]
- Women marijuana growers “come out of the closet.” [Times]
- A parking meter massacre. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- As Broccoli City Fest grows, so does its commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles. [Arts Desk]
- More than five years and $10 million: How Richard Wagner‘s Ring Cycle nearly bankrupted the Washington National Opera. [Post]
- An interview with Girls Rock! DC founding member Jennifer Fox-Thomas. [DC Music Download]
- After 12 years, Adams Morgan’s Crooked Beat Records is closing. [Arts Desk]
- Here’s what Dupont Underground looks like now. [DCist]
- National Gallery of Art’s East Building to reopen in September. [Washingtonian]
- Maracuyeah celebrates five years. [Arts Desk]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Donald Trump, José Andrés, and the death of a grand Washington restaurant [Post]
- A guide to outdoor drinking [BYT]
- District Doughnut is opening a pop-up in Georgetown. [Eater]
- Pizza delivery driver’s car stolen mid-delivery. [ARLnow]
- Long-running Z-Burger dispute finally settled. [WBJ]
- Germany’s beer purity law is 500 years old. Is it past its sell-by date? [NPR]