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U.S. Capitol Police have charged Larry Russell Dawson, 66, with two counts of assault after he allegedly drew a gun at the Capitol Visitors Center on Monday. As of last night, Dawson—who was also arrested last year—was in stable but critical condition from a gunshot wound. The incident caused panic and one bystander to be injured.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Prepare for major traffic this week while the Nuclear Security Summit is in town. [NBC4, Post, DCist]
- MedStar got hit with a computer virus yesterday, forcing it to shut down email and electronic records. [Post, The Hill]
- Some District residents have to live month-to-month and face the recurring threat of eviction. [WAMU]
- D.C.’s Taxicab Commission may impose stricter regulations on vehicle conditions and drivers. [City Desk]
- Report: Police have made an arrest in the killing of 15-year-old Davonte Washington. [NBC4, WAMU]
- Report: Donald Trump plans to open a campaign office in D.C. “as soon as next week.” [AP]
- The District: “an extraordinary city” because of the National Institutes of Health and wealth? [The Atlantic]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Snot Rockets While Cycling: Are they ever OK? Rarely, Gear Prudence explains: “It’s just sort of gross.”
- HQ for You?: Metro appears to be getting ready to sell off its downtown headquarters at 600 5th St. NW.
- Local Scholars: Ten D.C. public school students won full scholarships to George Washington University.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- What could go wrong with Kenyan McDuffie‘splan to pay potential criminals to avoid crime—and what could go right. [Post, Post]
- Clean energy backers want another shot on Pepco merger ruling. [WBJ, WAMU]
- Ted Leonsis loves new traffic light situation. [WBJ]
- Developers develop an “insatiable thirst” for land near the D.C. United stadium. [WBJ]
- That darn congressman. [WAMU]
- Metro could plan HQ sale. [City Desk]
- “People who help run the government forget the nation’s capital isn’t the province of the D.C. government.” [Times]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Pics from D.C. artists BOOMScat, Go Cozy, Young Rapids, RDGLDGRN, and more at SXSW. [Bandwidth]
- Listen to Brushes‘ debut EP, Whatever, Again. [Arts Desk]
- Check out Source Festival’s 2016 lineup. [DC Theatre Scene]
- Watch Two Inch Astronaut live at WAMU. [Bandwidth]
- Guns N’ Roses are coming to D.C., if that’s your thing. [DC Music Download]
- The Smithsonian is still standing behind Bill Cosby, for some reason. [The Atlantic]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- The congressman who said Washington “needs a recession” just ticked off the wrong bar owner. [Reliable Source]
- Nearly 60 restaurants opened around D.C. this winter. [Eater]
- Cava Grill opens in Dupont Circle this week. [Washingtonian]
- Ten must-try eats at Union Market [Zagat]
- Protein Bar is the latest downtown restaurant closure. [Borderstan]
- A new pop-up series will serve you dinner inside a Virginia farm’s wood barn. [Post]
- New executive chef named for the forthcoming Anxo Cidery & Pintxos Bar. [PoPville]