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A man jumped the White House fence and was able to enter through an unlocked door of the building Friday. Consequently, the Secret Service is weighing tighter security measures that could keep people farther away from the White House.


  • Maureen Dowd talks pot politics with Willie Nelson after his show at the 9:30 Club. [New York Times]
  • Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham questioned city officials and expressed skepticism over the findings of an internal review that said the city could not have prevented the disappearance of Relisha Rudd. [WAMU]
  • Mayor Vince Gray is heading to New York to talk about the District’s efforts in reducing infant mortality rates. [News4]
  • Who should get your vote for mayor? DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson, according to the Post‘s education columnist. [Post]


Haven is Real: Our latest cover story takes a historical look at how D.C. churches defied the Reagan administration and helped Central American refugees flee repression in the ’80s.

Money Ball: Will the Nats pay to keep Metro open later if necessary during the playoffs? Or will the team once again be the Greedy Nats?

JK, JK:  The arts commission will no longer take down the controversial 5×5 public art project in Anacostia.

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

  • David Catania’s record can only get him so far in the mayor’s race. [Post]
  • Another cabinet member leaves Vince Gray‘s administration. [LL]
  • Muriel Bowser once again tops the Mayoral Power Rankings. [LL]
  • More on Bowser’s platform [Post]
  • Yes, Jack Evans vandalized his own Wikipedia page. [LL]
  • Colby King considers Jeff Thompson and D.C. Appleseed. [Post]
  • Jim Graham unsatisfied with answers of missing girl Relisha Rudd. [WAMU]
  • Cops crack down on bike scofflaws. [WAMU]
  • Post ed board: pass new gun law, then try to make it unnecessary in court. [Post]
  • Police seek graffiti vandals. [Times]
  • AmeriCorps volunteers work in D.C. Public Schools. [Post]

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

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

  • The Anacostia art installation Marion Barry called “junk,” which the arts commission promised to remove, will now stay up for its original intended duration. [Arts Desk]
  • Listen to Jail Solidarity‘s droning, dissonant “Bluffdale.” [DCist]
  • Artist Glenn Kaino connects his 5×5 Project installation—-a series of golden casts of Tommie Smith‘s arm raised in his 1968 Olympics Black Power salute—-with the political upheaval in Ferguson, Mo. [Forbes]
  • Anacostia photographer Jonathan French on taking his hobby professional at an Al Jarreau concert [East City Art]
  • Books about bands you should read for the sake of puns during Banned Books Week. [BYT]
  • Oprah led a pie-chart-filled life-improvement workshop at the Verizon Center. [Post]

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

  • An evaluation of the restrooms at Showtime [DCist]
  • Compass Coffee opens in Shaw. [Post]
  • 11 new brunches to try [Washingtonian]
  • How D.C.’s restaurant industry would change the world [Eater]
  • The oldest bar in every state and D.C. [Thrillist]
  • Nando’s Peri-Peri coming to H Street NE. [WBJ]
  • Taqueria Habanero opens on 14th Street NW, near Red Derby. [PoPville]