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The D.C. government says it did all it could do and could not have prevented Relisha Rudd‘s disappearance. An internal review found that factors out of the city’s control—decisions that Relisha’s family made—resulted in her disappearance. 


  • Why the Washington football team is just the worst [Deadspin]
  • The city expects a 16 percent rise in homelessness this winter. [Housing Complex]
  • Starting today, CVS will no longer sell cigarettes. [New York Times]
  • Singer Chris Brown pleaded guilty in D.C. court to a simple assault charge. The Chris Brown case is over. [City Desk]


Hands Up: Some cartoon reporting from this weekend’s Michael Brown rally on H Street NE.

Broken Family Ties: Katharine Weymouth, the last Graham family member still at the Washington Post, is out as publisher of the paper. Jeff Bezos hired Frederick J. Ryan, a Politico co-founder, to take over.

Shaw Boom: Shaw’s development continues, with the announcement that retail and 70 residencies will be coming to a city-owned lot on 8th and O Streets NW.

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

  • District government says it’s not to blame for Relisha Rudd‘s disappearance. [City DeskPostWAMU]
  • Report predicts rise in winter homelessness. [Housing Complex, WAMU,
  • Former Washington Post Co. CEO Don Graham endorses Muriel Bowser. [LL]
  • Vincent Orange touts his expunged ethics punishment. [LL]
  • Bowser tries housekeeping. [Post]
  • Voter apathy looms in mayor’s race. [AP]
  • D.C. doesn’t have senators, but watch out senator who want to help D.C. [City Desk]
  • U.S. Attorney Ron Machen isn’t on Team Breezy. [City DeskPost]
  • Hotel rates drop, likely thanks to the Marriott Marquis. [WBJ]
  • Suspect in shooting of Howard student won’t take a plea. [Post]

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

  •  D.C. government says it couldn’t have prevented Relisha Rudd‘s disappearance. [City Desk]
  • Some D.C. pools are staying open an extra week. Thanks, heat wave! [DPR]
  • Planned Parenthood building to become offices and 20 residences. [UrbanTurf]
  • A few missed school days make a big difference in student test scores. [DCist]
  • A pitch to DDOT: Close streets to give Kennedy Street NW a “village square.” [GGW]
  • Manhattan Laundry: Wonder Bread 2.0? [WBJ]
  • Today on the market: Renovated Columbia Heights rowhouse—-$709,900

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

  • Chris Brown pled guilty in D.C. Superior Court to punching a man in the face outside the W Hotel. [City Desk]
  • Photos of books and the people who love them at the National Book Festival [BYT]
  • A roundup of local theater productions coming up this month [Washingtonian]
  • Photos of Perfect Pussy, Joanna Gruesome, and Potty Mouth at the Rock & Roll Hotel [Bandwidth]
  • The fake baby actress Brynn O’Malley carries in Signature Theatre’s Sunday in the Park With George has a more impressive resume than most real-life actors. [Post]
  • Photos of MH & His Orchestra, the Walking Sticks, and Black Masala at the 9:30 Club [D.C. Music Download]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS is on vacation.  (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)