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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is shaking up Metro’s board. [Post, WAMU]
- Metro is conducting a “maintenance surge” on a long troublesome stretch of the Red Line. [City Desk]
- The Dupont Underground’s “Raise/Raze” exhibit that uses balls from the National Building Museum’s “Beach” opens tomorrow. [Post]
- Report: Charter school enrollment in D.C. is outpacing traditional public school enrollment. [City Desk]
- Ex-Mayor Vince Gray’s 2010 campaign chauffeur is asking a judge to get rid of his plea deal. [Post]
- What’s going to happen to RFK Memorial Stadium when D.C. United moves away in 2018? [District Dig]
- Playoffs: The Washington Capitals won during overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night. [ESPN]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Reading Rainbow: Can volunteer reading programs help close the District’s achievement gap?
- Pineapple Impress: Chef Aaron Silverman—of Rose’s Luxury fame—reenvisions “fine dining.”
- Local Brews: DC Brau has released five anniversary beers in collaboration with breweries across the U.S.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Feds shake up the Metro board. [Post]
- Legalization woes for pot businesses. [WBJ]
- District uses tax stats to push for statehood. [Times]
- Vincent Orange scores the Ward 8 Democrats endorsement. [Afro]
- Considering whether reading volunteers can close DCPS’ achievement gap. [City Desk]
- Defunct D.C. Trust talk on today’s Politics Hour. [WAMU]
- Unions aren’t behind all of Metro’s problems. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? email@example.com)
- A 15-foot blue chicken is coming to the National Gallery of Art’s East Building this summer. [Post]
- As are chocolate sculptures. [Arts Desk]
- Here’s who to catch at Broccoli City Fest this weekend. [DC Music Download]
- Happy International Jazz Day! [Post]
- Photos of Bob Mould and Ted Leo at 9:30 Club. [Arts Desk]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tiki taste test at Jack Rose Dining Saloon [BYT]
- What you need to know about D.C.’s MasterChef auditions [Washingtonian]
- Shanghai Taste review: the virtuoso of soup dumplings [Post]
- Shaw’s Eat the Rich to become Star Wars cantina for May the 4th. [Borderstan]
- Indulge with these 13 fast-casual calorie bombs. [Eater]
- How the restaurant industry can start thinking green. [DC Refined]