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Health officials say a person being treated at Howard University hospital with Ebola-like symptoms has been determined to not actually have the virus.


  • The Washington Post editorial board endorses Karl Racine for attorney general. [Post]
  • Nine people were shot in the D.C. area this weekend, including an 8-year-old boy who is still fighting for his life. [WJLA]
  • Loyal Nats fans watch their team lose after a cold, 18-inning game. [Post]
  • The Washington Post regains its spot at the “big-boy table.” [New York Times]


Gym Nauseam: Our latest cover story explores the District’s booming high-end, luxury gym scene. Are they making D.C. a healthier city, or they are just serving the already fit and rich? Give us 30 burpees and we’ll tell you.

Large Debate: Come watch at least 11 at-large D.C. Council candidates debate at a WCP-hosted debate this Wednesday at the Black Cat. Doors open at 8 p.m., action starts at 8:30 p.m.

Mayoral Power Rankings: David Catania is on top this week.

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

  • Post ed board endorses Karl Racine in the attorney general race. [Post]
  • David Catania tops the Mayoral Power Rankings. [LL]
  • Will Muriel Bowser‘s slim debate schedule anger activists? [Post]
  • Anita Bonds predicts that Vermont governor who endorsed Catania will make a show of respect to District Democrats. [LL]
  • Colby King surveys the at-large race, declares Wednesday’s Loose Lips debate at the Black Cat “must see.” [Post]
  • Speaking of that must-see at-large debate, it starts at 8:30 p.m. [LL]
  • Catania aligns himself with marijuana initiative, but pro-pot activist says he could do more. [LL]
  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants Secret Service reviewed. [WAMU]
  • More on Howard University’s hospital turnaround deal. [WBJ]
  • Police shoot and kill man while executing a warrant. [Post]
  • Daylight stabbing in Columbia Heights spooks passers-by. [Post]

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

  • The importance of getting the Southeast Boulevard right. [Hill Rag]
  • More than 65 homeless families are moved from hotels to D.C. General. [DCist]
  • Office tenants flee the suburbs for D.C. [GlobeSt]
  • Is a Buzzard Point hostel on the way? [SWTLQTC]
  • Bike Rack converts car parking space into bike parking. [City Desk]
  • Top Vince Gray adviser moves to Holland & Knight. [Post]
  • Today on the market: West End 1BR—-$425,000

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauteruccitips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)


  • Photos of Joy ButtonsHemlines, and Flamers at the D.C. Public Library’s kickoff of its punk archive project… [D.C. Music Download]
  • …and a little background on how the archive came to be [Washingtonian]
  • When local theater companies encounter problematic depictions of domestic violence and race in their shows, should they excise, modify, or leave as is? [Post]
  • A profile of Adonis Miller, an Anacostia photographer who makes photos of D.C. landmarks seem new and interesting [East City Art]
  • How Timothy Greenfield-Sanders chose the baby boomers represented in the Newseum’s new portrait show [Post]
  • An interview with Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane, who plays DC9 on Wednesday [BYT]
  • Listen to the Cowards Choir‘s tight harmonies and restrained builds on “Is This a Wrecking Ball,” from the band’s new EP, Cool Currency. [D.C. Music Download]

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

  • Sakuramen owner plans to open new Adams Morgan restaurant. [Post]
  • Philadelphia restaurateur Marc Vetriplans to open pizzeria in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Reviewing the restroom at Lyman’s Tavern [DCist]
  • Dinner Lab coming to Petworth. [PoPville]
  • Five restaurants with dishes designed for dogs [Washingtonian]
  • Middle Eastern cocktail bar pops up at Black Whiskey. [Thrillist]
  • Flying Dog sold a lot of its Old Bay Dead Rise beer. [Eater]
  • Taste test of Duke’s Grocery [BYT]