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After more than a week of no recorded killings into the new year, the District saw three homicides this weekend in addition to a spate of shootings that started Friday evening. The first homicide—in Northeast—killed a father of four.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The D.C. football team got knocked out of the playoffs on Sunday. One of its QBs may not return. [Post, ESPN]
- Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie may be feuding over crime. [Post]
- District cabbies say police are writing them dubious tickets, mostly in Northeast, to make money. [WAMU]
- Uber is cutting its prices for two of its services by 10 percent to help boost post-holiday demand. [WUSA9]
- The D.C. Attorney General is suing property owners in Southeast for alleged housing-law violations. [Post]
- No one won the U.S. Powerball this weekend, meaning the jackpot is now at a record $1.3 billion. [Yahoo!]
- Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of the Metro smoke incident that killed one and injured many. [FOX5]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Are the Traffic Fines Too High?: That question was sharply debated at a D.C. Council hearing on Friday.
- Poultry Party: The owners of Logan Circle restaurant The Pig will soon open a Shaw spot called The Bird.
- Reviews: Don’t miss our roundup of last week’s notable art reviews, including one of Leo’s The Revenant.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Why did Pepco pay so much for naming rights near the D.C. United stadium? [WAMU]
- AG Karl Racine sues Congress Heights landlord accused of letting properties deteriorate. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser bets half-smokes on Packers game. [DCist]
- InTowner: Vince Gray got hosed, so did voters. [InTowner]
- More development ahead for Buzzard Point. [WBJ]
- Don’t worry about $1,000 traffic fines, probably. [Post]
- Readers react to story about ANC Kathy Henderson. [City Desk]
- Foreign investors eye the District. [WBJ]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Rest in peace, David Bowie. [Post]
- Director of Smithsonian Theaters Zarth Bertsch discusses switching Air & Space Museum’s IMAX from 70mm to laser digital projection. [DCist]
- Get to know the NSO’s next musical director, Gianandrea Noseda. [Post]
- Beauty Pill to debut new music in an upcoming art installation. [Twitter]
- Complaints of Kennedy Center’s Matilda musical blamed on acoustic issues. [Post]
- An interview with playwrights Suzan-Lori Parks and Lynn Nottage. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- D.C.’s best guilt-free lunches [Thrillist]
- Fresca Taqueria Rosticeria opens on H Street NE. [PoPville]
- Cheap cans of beer, ranked [Post]
- U Street Cafe closes. [Eater]
- Latin-Asian restaurant Sakerum planned for 14th Street NW. [Borderstan]
- Park Lane Tavern to open in Clarendon next month. [ARLnow]
- Campbell Soup switches sides in the GMO labeling fight. [NPR]