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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Two men shot—with one dead—in NW this morning. [WJLA]
- Fight breaks out on Metro train at the Woodley Park station Monday night. [Post]
- Fairfax zoning change will create up to 1,000 home day care spots. [WTOP]
- Residents and police discuss safety of Metropolitan Branch Trail. [WJLA]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Less Prone to Prison Terms: Mary Brooks Beatty has had enough of D.C. corruption and is heading to the South Carolina suburbs.
Lobby Away: The D.C. Council’s vote on the Walmart bill is being postponed until next week.
Monocles and Racy Restrooms: A look inside Alan Popvosky’s new Teddy Roosevelt-themed eatery.
LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Office of Campaign Finance general counsel doesn’t note outside law firm on conflict-of-interest forms. [WAMU]
- Jeff Thompson‘s former accounting partners try to distance themselves from him, inspire Mayor Vince Gray to review their work with the city. [NBC 4]
- Large retailer living-wage bill moved to next week. [Post]
- 2014 primary date likely won’t be moved from April Fool’s Day. [Post]
- D.C. flag tattoos, real and temporary, celebrated. [WAMU]
- Metro card glitch makes DCPS students late for school. [Post]
- 18 gentrifying D.C. neighborhoods [WTOP]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Big Bloomingdale project having trouble landing retail. [WBJ]
- At long last, the 15th Street bike lane is being repaved. [GGW]
- Georgetown’s getting pricier. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
- The state of development on 14th Street [UrbanTurf]
- Zoning rewrite delay has consequences. [GGW]
- Weigh in on Walter Reed. [Walter Reed Tomorrow]
- Parking lot today, temporary market tomorrow, development thereafter. [WBJ]
- Public meeting on Florida Avenue transportation tomorrow [WashCycle]
- Today on the market: Columbia Heights condo for nearly $1M
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Get your 2013 Capital Fringe tickets NOW. [Capital Fringe]
- The classy Hay-Adams author series commences this summer. [Post]
- Architecture firm Gensler redesigns its own office. [Post]
- How much do artist studios go for in D.C.? [Curbed]
- House of Cards takes over the Maryland House of Delegates. [WTOP]
- Want to witness the unveiling of the Frederick Douglass statue in the Capitol’s visitor center? Sorry, you can’t. [Huffington Post D.C.]
- Hear Kanye‘s Yeezus at U Street Music Hall tonight. [Post]
- A brief history of Duke Ellington‘s favorite hangout, Frank Holliday’s Pool House in Shaw [WAMU]
- A British television crew stops by the Freer Sackler Archive to shoot a program about Bible hunters. [Smithsonian Collection]
- Dave Chappelle: no love for D.C. [DCist]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The nine hottest rooftops for drinking and dining [Zagat]
- Daniel Boulud confirms he’s bringing DBGB Kitchen & Bar to D.C. [Eater]
- Why is Founding Farmers and its ilk so successful? [Roll Call]
- A beer glass that prevents you from using your smartphone [Drink DC]
- 20 hours with restaurant publicist Dusty Lockhart [NoVa Mag]
- Restaurants make your food look imperfect on purpose. [HuffPost]