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The D.C. Council is set to debate legislation today that, in the wake of a federal court ruling, would define who would be allowed to carry a registered gun in public in the District. There are currently more than 3,000 registered handguns in the District.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A Secret Service study from two decades ago found that the White House was vulnerable to fence jumpers. [Post]
- Playoff tickets to the Nats sold out in 17 minutes Monday. [News4]
- A look at why news organizations are abandoning the Washington football team’s name. [Columbia Journalism Review]
- When Frederick J. Ryan was named publisher of the Washington Post, one of the first people he emailed at the paper was Sally Quinn. [New York Times]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Living Like a G: D.C.’s very own genius, MacArthur grant recipient Pamela Long, talks about life in the District.
Not Our Fault: The Secret Service messed up last week when an intruder jumped the White House fence. Now, let’s just hope the agency doesn’t take away another part of our city for security checkpoints.
Drink Smart: Two D.C. bartenders created a product to combat date rape.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Ahead of the first post-recess D.C. Council meeting, councilmembers consider an unpalatable new gun law. [Post]
- The Secret Service makes a mistake and prepares to take it out on D.C. residents. [Housing Complex, Post]
- Post ed board: don’t impose new security after fence-jumper. [Post]
- Councilgram—-LL’s Instagram account for the Council’s parking scofflaws—-nabs another. [Instagram]
- Sulaimon Brown makes his endorsements. [LL]
- Forget car-free day: this is a car-free life. [WAMU]
- Cabbies trash ridesharing’s effect on their bottom line. [WAMU]
- Police arrest man connected to 2011 shooting. [Post]
- District joins partnership against infant deaths. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener, is off. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- D.C.’s waning commitment to affordable housing on public land [GGW]
- Anacostia residents protest controversial public art and vacant property. [CHOTR]
- Jack Evans bill would create a new, city-led Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corp. [WBJ]
- Marriott’s Wardman Tower could become D.C.’s most expensive condos. [Post]
- Former NFL commissioner puts Burleith house on the market for $3.2 million. [UrbanTurf]
- GSA holds public meeting in Springfield to scope out potential FBI site. [WBJ]
- Where do the most D.C. residents own handguns? Capitol Hill. [WAMU]
- Today on the market: Tenleytown 1BR condo—-$510,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- South Park shames Dan Snyder and his stubbornness over the Washington football team’s racist name. [City Desk]
- How new Kennedy Center head Deborah Rutter made her debut: a weekend of parties [Post]
- After Willie Nelson‘s 9:30 Club show, Maureen Dowd asked the pigtailed pothead for weed advice: “Honestly, I don’t do edibles.” [New York Times]
- In Shaw, a new whimsical, colorful mural by Kelly Towles [PoPville]
- Listen to a new track, “Wholes,” from local rock act Big Hush‘s forthcoming EP. [D.C. Music Download]
- Photos from the Banned Books Weeks kickoff party at the MLK Memorial Library [BYT]
- The National Symphony Orchestra went pops in its season-opening concert. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The nine hottest Japanese restaurants in D.C. [Zagat]
- Fireball cinnamon whisky sales doubled in Virginia over the last year. [WTOP]
- The 15 best fall beers [Thrillist]
- Bertucci’s in Dupont closes. [Washingtonian]
- Is a new app allowing customers to skip long waits? [Eater]
- Chef Bryan Voltaggio pleads guilty to DUI. [Reliable Source]
- Oki Ramen coming to 1800 block of M Street NW. [PoPville]