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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio edged out Ohio Gov. John Kasich to win the D.C. primary on Saturday, when roughly 2,800 residents voted (Republicans make up about six percent of registered voters in the District). Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came in “dead last.” In all, Rubio walked away with nearly half of D.C.’s 19 delegates—a significant victory.


  • Metro riders face major delays this morning on the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines due to a cable fire. [Post]
  • On Friday, the D.C. Office of the People’s Council said it could not support the latest version of a proposed Pepco-Exelon merger. [WBJ, AP, Reuters]
  • The firm behind the future stadium of the Washington football team has revealed a model of it. [City Desk]
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser discusses being a female politician: “People will try to put you in a box.” [Fortune]
  • Metro will sell a monthly SelectPass starting Wednesday, leading to a few free riders per month. [WAMU]
  • Celebrate Pi Day (3.14159…) in the region today. [Washingtonian]


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

  • Vince Gray outpaces Yvette Alexander in the newest round of Ward 7 fundraising. [LL]
  • People’s Counsel rejects new proposal from Pepco and Exelon. [WBJ]
  • So does AG Karl Racine. [Times]
  • Huge layoffs at United Medical Center. [WBJ]
  • Would-be abortion clinic bomber fights NoMa Planned Parenthood location. [Post]
  • Marco Rubio wins the D.C. GOP primary. [WAMU]
  • What does UMC shake-up mean for its deal with Howard? [WBJ]
  • New football team stadium design revealed. [City Desk]
  • New uniforms for Metro transit police. [Post]

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

  • Some bands and musicians are pushing for gender-neutral bathroom options at D.C.’s music venues. [Arts Desk]
  • A look at The Kennedy Center’s theater calendar next year. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • Listen to a new CrushnPain [Arts Desk]
  • Listen to PJ Harvey‘s newest song, about gentrification in D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • And here’s Woolly Mammoth’s 2016/2017 production slate. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • A roundup of artworks by female artists on display at the Wilson Building. [Arts Desk]
  • WPFW is in some serious financial hot water. [Arts Desk]

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

  • At least 20 restaurants planned for the Wharf [Post]
  • Pi Day pizza and pie specials around D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • Where to go for Easter brunch [Eater]
  • Shaw’s All Souls breaks ground on long-awaited outdoor patio. [Borderstan]
  • Chihuahua or muffin? [NPR]
  • The A-to-Z guide to cheese—plus pungent pairings [WSJ]