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Police shot at suspects in two separate incidents overnight. The first took place around 10:30 p.m. on the 700 block of Mississippi Avenue SE after an armed person pointed a gun at an officer. It is still unclear what happened to the suspect. The second incident happened around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Bladensburg Road and Eastern Avenue NE, following a traffic stop by cops. The suspect in this incident was admitted to the hospital, and has been formally arrested.


  • The U.S. Department of Transportation has rejected the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendation that the Federal Railroad Administration place Metrorail under its oversight. [Post]
  • District residents spend (relatively) a lot on print media, entertainment, and transportation. [Washingtonian]
  • If a $15 minimum wage law is passed, which District workers would benefit the most from it? [City Desk]
  • A drone crashed near the White House last night, on the Ellipse. Most drones are illegal in D.C. [WTOP]
  • Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, of anti-marijuana-legalization fame, now has two Republican challengers. [Loose Lips]


  • Trains in Pain: Thirteen experts, advocates, and riders from around the District propose fixes for Metro.
  • Cannibalizing the Competition: Up to three candidates (for now) may split the vote against At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange. It wouldn’t be the first time he’s benefited from a surplus of opponents.
  • A Barrel of Historic Proportions?: The façade of Barrel House Liquor in Logan Circle could get landmark status.

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

  • Select reviews from this year’s Spooky Movie International Horror Festival. [Arts Desk]
  • Field Trip Theatre has commissioned Washington Post’s  to write a world premiere play set in the District. [Kickstarter]
  • Smithsonian vs. nursing moms. [City Desk]
  • Read this interview with Br’er’s Ben Schurr. [Brightest Young Things]
  • At Atlas Performing Arts Center, transgender opera As One [DC Theatre Scene]
  • GoldLink is releasing his first full-length album next month. Here’s the lead track. [Arts Desk]

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

  • A guide to local craft cider [Post]
  • Seven pizzas inspired by the sea [Washingtonian]
  • Steak and seafood chain Ocean Prime is coming to D.C. [Eater]
  • Five must-try dishes at Masseria [Zagat]
  • Sample local wine, beer, and gin on a trip to the Eastern Shore. [Express]
  • Three haunted wineries with built-in Halloween spirit [NoVa Mag]
  • 20 things D.C. desperately needs [Thrillist]