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Major League Baseball may be about to suspend players like Alex Rodriguez over connections to a Miami clinic linked to performance-enhancing drugs, but the Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez likely won’t be among them. According to ESPN sources, Gonzalez’s treatments from the clinic were legal.


  • D.C. Council passes some of food vending regulations. [Young & Hungry]
  • Homeless man hit by a Mercedes last month dies. [Examiner]
  • Metro is running behind on escalator repairs. [Examiner]
  • Arlington teen killed in skateboarding accident. [Post]
  • Council passes health exchange bill. [Post]
  • Mayor’s race looking good right now for Vince Gray, says analyst. [NBC 4]


Photo of the Day: J Bar W Ranch Rodeo.

Barry Farm Blow-Up: Protesters disrupted a meeting last night over the future of Barry Farm.

That Escalated Quickly: The Newseum is running an exhibit of memorabilia from 2004’s Anchorman, just in time for Anchorman 2.

Where’s the Bill? Councilmember David Catania introduced a new package of education reform bills yesterday, but D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says she doesn’t understand the need for the new legislation.

Thirsty and Rich: The $22 Manhattan at the Rye Bar is so popular the bar is tapping its third batch.

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

  • Council passes health exchange bill with small business mandate. [Post]
  • Anita Bonds introduces bill exempting some seniors from property taxes—as long as they’ve lived in D.C. for 25 years. [WAMU]
  • Vince Gray faces big backlog on commission vacancies. [Examiner]
  • Barry Farm development meeting called off after protesters clash with audience. [Housing Complex]
  • D.C. arrests for marijuana possession jump 60 percent in a decade, with black residents making up 90 percent of arrests. [Post]
  • Free bus rides for D.C. public and charter students under Muriel Bowser‘s bill. [Examiner]
  • Mary Cheh‘s taxi safety hearing starts at 11 today. [NBC 4]
  • Chuck Thies talks race and the mayor’s race [NBC 4]
  • Kaya Henderson‘s not impressed with David Catania‘s seven school bills. [Post]

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

  • Watch NoVa sprawl before your very eyes. [GGW]
  • GSA proposal would make it easier to unload excess property. [WBJ]
  • Mapping Metro track work disruptions. [GGW]
  • Feds admit bike helmets don’t prevent injuries as often as they said. [WABA]
  • And correcting the record is the first step toward promoting good biking behavior. [WashCycle]
  • New York designs a library to encourage teen loitering. [Atlantic Cities]
  • After one failed attempt, developer takes another stab at Fort Stanton residential complex. [WBJ]
  • Today on the market: Barracks Row living doesn’t come cheap

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • All out of real news, the Newseum turns its attention to fake news with a planned Anchorman exhibit. [Arts Desk]
  • National Endowment for the Arts names the 2013 heritage fellows. [National Endowment for the Arts]
  • MetroStage announces its 2013-14 season. [Post]
  • Shy Glizzy and Lightshow team up for a new track, “Very Rare.” [D.C. Mumbo Sauce]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Legal drama over ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen [Eater]
  • Vino Volo in Dulles Airport ranked among the top airport restaurants for romantic connections. [Washingtonian]
  • Kintaro Japanese Restaurant opens in Georgetown. [PoPville]
  • The doissant is D.C.’s answer to the cronut. [Post]
  • D.C.’s most and least expensive cocktails [BYT]
  • Food porn from the new Federal restaurant in Adams Morgan [Thrillist]