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  • The 17-year-old suspect in the Deanwood Metro killing last month faces charges in another murder. [Post]
  • D.C.’s contributory negligence standard for crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists may change. [WAMU]
  • Marijuana activists say they’ve been invited to a meeting with the White House next Monday. [City Desk]
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser joined eight other mayors in denouncing an anti-LGBTQ bill in Tennessee. [DCist]
  • How did the D.C. region become home to the largest concentration of Ethiopians outside of Africa? [WAMU]
  • Two D.C. public schools’ dismissal times have changed due to fights between their students. [Loose Lips]
  • Like the agency it covers, the WMATA Riders Union doesn’t appear to be doing too well right now. [Post]
  • The District Department of Energy & Environment is giving away free plant seeds on Friday. [Borderstan]


  • Ward 8, Round II: Trayon White is running against LaRuby May again for a spot on the D.C. Council.
  • Insulin or Court?: Lawyers for a diabetic man allege he was faced with that decision after being arrested.
  • Broun Out: The director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery is retiring.

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

  • Restaurant owners unhappy with Muriel Bowser‘s increased minimum wage for tipped employees. [Times]
  • Student brawls prompt change to the hours at DCPS high schools. [LL]
  • Should the District step in for the city’s jazz performers? [WAMU]
  • Diabetic D.C. Jail prisoners are caught in a catch 22, lawsuit says. [LL]
  • It’s PARCC test time in DCPS. [WAMU]
  • More on pot businesses in D.C. [WAMU]
  • Mark Lee: Right to shelter law hurts homeless outreach. [Blade]

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

  • Chef Haidar Karoum is leaving Estadio, Proof, and Doi Moi. [Post]
  • First look at Ashlar in Old Town Alexandria [Zagat]
  • Founding Farmers to open first location outside the D.C. area. [WBJ]
  • 15 essential D.C. rooftops for drinking and dining [Eater]
  • Pinkberry in Clarendon is back. [ARLnow]
  • Gravitas Restaurant and Greenhouse Bar will open in Ivy City. [Washingtonian]