Do you know D.C.?

Get our free newsletter to stay in the know about local D.C.

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here.

A woman was sexually assaulted in Cleveland Park early Saturday morning after she mistakenly entered a silver sedan she thought was an Uber. The driver allegedly held the woman at knife-point before she escaped the vehicle.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Thousands assembled this weekend along the National Mall to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. Participants called for racial justice and police reform. [NBC News, USA Today]
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx ordered the Federal Transit Administration to directly oversee Metro late Friday, allowing the FTA to intervene and conduct safety investigations. [Post]
  • Barnes & Noble’s flagship D.C. store near Metro Center will close by the end of December. [City Desk]
  • A new report finds that D.C.’s healthcare costs “vary widely” depending on the relevant procedure. [WBJ]
  • On Friday, D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin ruled that Jasper Spires—the suspect in the July 4 Metro stabbing of 24-year-old Kevin Sutherland—was mentally competent to stand trial. [Post]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

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

  • After two years of renovations, the Renwick Gallery prepares for its grand reopening. [Post]
  • How Soccer Team came out of retirement. [Bandwidth]
  • Barnes & Noble’s downtown D.C. location will close. [City Desk]
  • %