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Kim Dickens donated a kidney to Marion Barry in 2008. Now, Barry’s widow, Cora Masters Barry, is suing Dickens over her “Barry Dickens Kidney Foundation.”

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • D.C. resorted to sheltering homeless families in Maryland hotels this winter. [Housing Complex]
  • Streetcar rails are already being repaired. [WAMU]
  • The “pop-up megaplex” Prequel opens a bakery this week. [Young & Hungry]
  • DDOT to enforce new parking meter regulations near Nationals Park. [ABC7]

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

Smoking Guns: January’s Metro smoke incident was far from a one-time event.

Rap Beef: Turns out Wale holds a grudge against City Paper.

Presenting: Our very own 2015 Helen Hayes Awards awards!

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

  • Blame yesterday’s power outage on a loose piece of metal. [City DeskPostWAMUTimes]
  • The District does what it didn’t want to: puts homeless families in Maryland hotels. [Housing Complex]
  • Marion Barry‘s estate sues the woman who gave him a kidney. [LL]
  • Brandon Todd wins Gertrude Stein endorsement in Ward 4. [LLBlade]
  • Ron Machen joins his former white shoe law firm. [Post]
  • Metro looks for rider input. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Power outages prompt evacuations, tweeting. [City Desk]
  • Architect of Grand Central overhaul will design Union Station’s makeover. [Post]
  • A mostly inane Q&A with former DDOT Director Gabe Klein. [CNN]
  • The latest McMillan renderings. [UrbanTurf]
  • Washingtonians agree: The housing situation’s bleak. On other issues, they’re divided. [DCist]
  • Millennials aren’t flocking to urban neighborhoods; college-educated millennials are. [FiveThirtyEight]
  • NoMa self-storage facility could become 205 residences. [UrbanTurf]
  • Today on the market: 1BR condo by the Southwest Freeway—-$368,900

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

  • The winners of the Helen Hayes Awards and a recap of the wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am ceremony [Arts Desk]
  • Our Helen Hayes Awards Awards for Outstanding Dick Joke, Outstanding Coddling, and Outstanding Use of Outdated Gender Norms [Arts Desk]
  • Photos of Kill Lincoln at the Black Cat [BYT]
  • Wale wore a Pigskins chain and threw love to RGIII on ESPN. [SportsCenter]
  • Former D.C. punk band Dudes subconsciously ripped a line from Kendrick Lamar. [Bandwidth]
  • Arlington native Alicia Kenworthy will seek romantic bliss on a ridiculous new reality show, Find My First Love. [DCist]

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

  • Local restaurants offer alternatives to Chick-fil-A. [Post]
  • Where to eat after you check out the cherry blossoms [Washingtonian]
  • Film about Edward Snowden shoots scene at Tryst. [Reliable Source]
  • D.C.’s cat cafe raises more than $35,000 on Kickstarter. [Eater]
  • Taylor Gourmet has a new spring menu. [PoPville]
  • Pho “is one of the greatest scams of all time.” [Pinkies Out]