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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:
- 21st Century District Arts: The Washington Project for the Arts has a new director in Peter Nesbett.
- Cocktails for Breakfast: H Street’s Driftwood Kitchen makes drinks from Cinnamon Toast Crunch and other sweet cereals.
- Right on a Red Light: Gear Prudence examines whether cyclists should make room for drivers turning right through red lights.
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? email@example.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]