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Two suspects were arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill after one allegedly shot a man on a Green Line train at the Anacostia station early Tuesday afternoon. Police say the shooter is 16 years old and should be tried as an adult. Meanwhile, the victim was reportedly released from an area hospital around 9:30 p.m. last night.


  • Mayor Muriel Bowser was in Cuba for the past few days. What did that trip accomplish? [Post, WAMU]
  • The administration has released the locations it considered for new homeless shelters. [City Desk, DCist]
  • Civil rights groups are appealing a court decision about D.C. police’s use of a phone-tracking tool. [Post]
  • Consultants hired by Metro have documented the agency’s woes and missteps in a 65-page report. [WAMU]
  • The D.C. Board of Elections is understaffed and has failed to spend millions in federal funds. [Post, NBC4]
  • When it rains at the D.C. Jail, it pours: Officials needed to move more than 120 inmates elsewhere. [NBC4]
  • A track fire temporarily suspended service into and out of Union Station Wednesday morning. [NBC4, AP]


  • Korean Sushi Burritos: Seoulspice, a fast-casual restaurant owned by a musician, opens Friday in NoMa.
  • Resident Rally: Museum Square and Mount Vernon Plaza tenants will protest their landlord on Thursday.
  • “Grief and Anger”: The family of a man who died after a botched DCFEMS response weighs their options.

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

  • Muriel Bowser talks Cuba trip. [PostTimes]
  • But will the District actually get anything out of it? [WAMU]
  • Post asks judge to unseal Vince Gray investigation-related files. [LL]
  • Bowser reveals the other sites considered for homeless shelters. [City Desk]
  • That crazy streetcar… [GGW]
  • More on the program that inspired Kenyan McDuffie‘s plan to pay potential criminals. [WAMU]
  • Museum Square tenants plan protest. [City Desk]

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

  • Grimes, Eagles of Death Metal, Blondie, and more will headline this year’s Sweetlife Festival. [Arts Desk]
  • Lynn Nottage, playwright of Arena Stage’s Sweat, wins 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. [Post]
  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts to launch social media campaign in March promoting women artists. [Artnet]
  • Check out photos from Sunwolf‘s record release show. [Arts Desk]
  • Ten years of the Weirdo Show at Bier Baron. [BYT]

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

  • Five new fried chicken sandwiches to try [Zagat]
  • A guide to Georgetown’s newest restaurants [Eater]
  • Cheesetique to open third location in Ballston. [WBJ]
  • Ashlaris the new Alexandria restaurant from Kimpton hotels. [Washingtonian]
  • Kapnos Kouzina is getting closer to opening in Bethesda. [Post]
  • New ramen restaurant coming to Columbia Pike. [ARLnow]