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Just before 2 p.m. Monday, a Metropolitan Police Department officer driving an SUV hit a man near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and L Street NW. A witness told NBC that the man had tried to cross when the crossing signal was red.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- President Obama has tapped Channing Phillips to be the next U.S. Attorney for D.C. Who is he? [Post]
- The battle over synthetic drugs in the District has shifted to the streets from storefronts. [NBC Washington]
- D.C. church claims restricting free parking “would place an extreme burden on the free exercise of religion.” [WashCycle]
- Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that took place early Tuesday morning near the Maryland line. [Post]
- Report: Bad brakes caused a crash between a police cruiser and a fire truck in Cleveland Park last week. [Fox5DC]
- Looking at you, Washington Pigskins: California banned the R-word from its public schools. [City Desk]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Born to Run (From the Question): Turns out Chris Christie hasn’t thought about D.C. statehood.
- The Veil of Surveillance: An exhibit at the Goethe-Institut examines the line between public and private.
- In All Things: Listen to local group Columbia Nights’ debut album, which is “aquatic” and “soothing.”
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Post ed board: Did Vinny Cohen lose the U.S. Attorney job because of the Vince Gray investigation? [Post]
- Homeschooling up in the District. [Post]
- Driver in police car hits a pedestrian. [Post]
- “Hippie-ish” David Grosso, “old line socialist” Elissa Silverman. [Breitbart]
- Chris Christie doesn’t think much about District statehood. [City Desk, Times]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Frank Turner has released a 7″ single of his song for 9:30 Club’s Josh Burdette. [Arts Desk]
- An interview with Girl In a Coma‘s Nina Diaz, who recently performed at the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. [Bandwidth]
- The new Landmark Theatre at Atlantic Plumbing: More a bar with movie screens than a movie theater with a bar. [Post]
- Listen to Columbia Nights‘ latest album, which blends ’70s soul with forward-thinking R&B. [Arts Desk]
- Three D.C.-area singers—and one D.C. native (who now lives in North Carolina) are semifinalists for the Monk Institute’s Jazz Vocals Competition. [NY Times]
- Signature Theatre’s latest musical, Cake Off!, proves that you cannot actually have your cake and eat it too. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Here’s what a Manhattan costs around D.C. [Eater]
- D.C.’s best restaurants right now [Thrillist]
- Tom Brown‘s Left Door set to open next month. [Borderstan]
- The 10 sexiest restaurants around D.C. [Zagat]
- Two oyster festivals are happening this week [Washingtonian]
- Curbside Café will close and the Pretzel Bakery will relocate into its space. [Capitol Hill Corner]