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A man was fatally stabbed Monday afternoon near the Metropolitan Police Department’s headquarters, between Fourth and E streets NW. Less than two miles away, another man—Jerome Diggs—was fatally shot in the 1300 block of First Street NW, also near a police facility. Diggs was 48-years-old.


  • Boston officially bowed out of the 2024 Olympics yesterday afternoon, after supporters could not rally the public behind hosting the Games. Will the District take Boston’s place as America’s top contender for host-city? (Or will it be Los Angeles or San Fransisco?) [City Desk, WBJ, LA Times]
  • Metro celebrated the Silver Line’s one-year anniversary Monday with a towering birthday cake. Ridership numbers have been mediocre. [WAMU]
  • Carr Properties has released its plans for the new Fannie Mae building that will be built atop the current building for the Washington Post. [WBJ]
  • George Washington University announced Monday that it has dropped standardized test scores as a requirement for undergrad admission. [Post]
  • A report by Save the Children, an international nonprofit, has found that D.C. and Virginia lack emergency-disaster protections for kids. [WAMU]


  • “Sacred Slaughter”: Would you buy a $135 cocktail? Lukas B. Smith, the bartender for Dram & Grain, thinks “there’s a market for it.”
  • Canadian Discrimination: Former MPD staffer Laurie J. Samuel is suing the department for allegedly offending her Canadian heritage.
  • Mhm, Lasagna: Jim Davis‘s Garfield comic has been adapted as a musical at Adventure Theater in Maryland’s Glen Echo National Park.

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

  • With Boston out, Muriel Bowser mulls another Olympic bid. [City DeskWBJ]
  • MPD accused of anti-Canadian discrimination. [LL]
  • Expect more housing news from Greater Greater Washington. [GGW]
  • Pepco thinks it will be taken over by Exelon soon. [WBJ]
  • Synthetic marijuana: not like regular marijuana! [DCist]
  • Shooting across the street from a police station. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • How Garfield became a brand-new, trippy-looking musical at Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo. [Arts Desk]
  • It’s your last chance to see some of Capital Fringe’s most popular shows! A few have been extended through this week. [Fringeworthy]
  • The DJs of WHFS are hawking new merchandise to promote a documentary about the station’s heyday. [Washingtonian]
  • SpeakeasyDC is now Story District. Hopefully a few bars that currently dub themselves “speakeasies” will follow suit and ditch the inapt moniker. [DCist]
  • Photos of the U.S. Air Guitar Championships at the 9:30 Club [BYT]
  • An interview with bass-baritone Eric Owens, who’ll perform in the Washington National Opera’s Lost in the Stars in February [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • Eight great alternatives to crowded D.C. restaurants [Zagat]
  • Governor Terry McAuliffe says all Maryland crabs are born in Virginia. [Politifact]
  • Shanghai Tokyo now open in Columbia Heights. [PoPville]
  • Former Oval Room chef Tony Conte opening Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana in Gaithersburg. [Washingtonian]
  • D.C.’s 16 most important restaurants [Thrillist]
  • Scientists have discovered a new taste that could make food more delicious. [Post]
  • Thip Khao is featuring tree ant eggs in three different dishes. [Eater]