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As presidential candidates and members of Congress talk about defunding Planned Parenthood, an anti-abortion-rights group called Abortion-Free DC has resorted to almost every possible tactic to prevent a clinic in the District from opening.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Anonymous sources say ex-mayor and federal-investigation subject Vince Gray may run for one of two D.C. Council seats. [Post]
  • Hurricane Joaquin has veered eastward and likely won’t be “an immediate threat” to D.C. Still, there’s a flood warning in effect for D.C. from today to tomorrow morning. [Fox5DC, NBC Washington, WJLA]
  • An 18-year-old was shot Thursday afternoon near Northeast’s Langdon Park Recreation Center. [WUSA9]
  • Georgetown cat café Crumbs & Whiskers shut down on Sept. 11 for health violations. [Young & Hungry]
  • What’s an amphipod and why is the District considering making one the official “state” amphipod? [Post]

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

  • Georgetown Gallery: The university is making room for the de la Cruz Gallery of Art, to come fall 2017.
  • You’re Kidneying Me: Marion Barry’s wife Cora Masters Barry doesn’t want to see her late husband’s name on the Barry Dickens Kidney Foundation. She’s been suing the group since April.
  • Veg City: Is the District becoming more vegetarian-friendly? One food festival this Saturday suggests so.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Kaya Henderson: “I’m trying to improve DCPS for the people.” [Post]
  • Big list can be called for the Marion Barry kidney trial. [LL]
  • Suspects will start being tested for synthetic drugs. [Post]
  • Schools got problems. [WAMU]
  • DDOT: Drivers in Petworth speed, but it’s not too much. [GGW]
  • Bus lane finally coming to 16th Street—maybe. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Tatiana Cirisano

  • New retail and residential developments proposed in Anacostia. [Post]
  • At a town hall meeting, D.C. residents call for parks, educational centers to replace RFK — not a new stadium. [DCist]
  • The Dupont Circle YMCA has been sold to real estate developer Akridge and will close Dec. 31. [Borderstan]
  • Behind the aesthetic of the Metro map. [GGW]

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

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser is planning to attend the Exorcist steps commemoration. [Arts Desk]
  • A profile of local singer-songwriter Seán Croft. [DCist]
  • Robbins discusses the legacy of Jawbox and the band’s final, self-titled album. [Bandwidth]
  • At the first show of the National Symphony Orchestra’s new season, a promising debut. [Post]
  • An interview with Ursula Rani Sarma, whose new play, The Magic Tree, premieres next week as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • Check out new track from the upcoming Soccer Team [Arts Desk]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Tatiana Cirisano

  • José Andrés‘ second Beefsteak restaurant opens in Dupont. [Post]
  • This year’s Taste of Bethesda has been cancelled, and you can blame it on Joaquin. [Bethesda Magazine]
  • Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, who pulled out of a restaurant deal at the Trump International Hotel, is now counter-suing Trump. [WBJ]
  • Chain restaurant &pizza to add &tea to their &menu. Ahem, menu. [Eater]
  • What’s up with D.C.’s bottled cocktail trend? [DCist]
  • Dark and Stormy cocktails around D.C. to drink in this dark and stormy weather. [Washingtonian]