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A cab driver was shot and killed this morning in Adams Morgan, with the suspects shooting at police before being arrested.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Firefighters accused of sexually assaulting female firefighter. [Post]
- Sean Taylor murder trial set for August. [WJLA]
- D.C. high school graduation costs as much as $400 per student. [NBC 4]
- David Catania education bill would connect grades and student scores on standardized tests. [Post]
- More on the Kenyan McDuffie staffer accused of paying bar tabs with constituent service funds. [Loose Lips]
- Should your house be in the middle of a river? [GGW]
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LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Investigator looking into ex-director’s claims that Public Employee Relations Board discriminated against white people and conservatives. [Times]
- David Catania is working on a package of public school bills, including one that would tie grades with standardized tests. [Post]
- District officials unhappy with Carefirst’s stance on coverage options in health insurance exchange. [Post]
- Tommy Wells wants D.C. school fields to be open to public when school’s out. [Examiner]
- Four firefighters are on administrative duty after being accused of sexual assault by a colleague. [WAMU]
- Department of Health launches snazzy campaign promoting condom use. [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mapping the prematurity of east-of-the-river gentrification talk. [Congress Heights on the Rise]
- The Tubman soccer fields are alright, but 11th Street NW used to be cooler. [Ghosts of DC]
- Dry D.C. is alright, but canaled D.C. was cooler. [GGW]
- Twelfth Street NE businesses stand to gain from Monroe Street Market agreement. [WBJ]
- Jack Evans and Co. get Wisconsin Ave. median removed. [GGW]
- Cafritz fight continues with appeal. [WBJ]
- Subway was predicted in 1941 to serve the 37 percent of fed workers living near the Soldiers Home. [Ghosts of DC]
- Confused by all the new supermarkets? There’s an app for that. [Post]
- Still waiting for dispensaries to open. [WJLA]
- Today on the market: Apartment building for under $100k/unit
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- The Post drops its summer arts preview. [Post]
- The Kickstarter campaign for an in-progress documentary about Bad Brains‘ HR is close to meeting its goal. [Kickstarter]
- Where to see movies outside this season [WTOP] [DCist]
- Shirlington gets a music festival. [ARLnow]
- Playwright Gwydion Suilebhan gets laid off. Bummer. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Interns’ guide to happy hours [Post]
- A guide to the many new Italian restaurants [Washingtonian]
- Check out Tom Yum District, coming to Rosslyn. [Eater]
- Behold Dunkin’ Donuts‘ glazed donut breakfast sandwich [NPR]
- Eleven must-try lobster rolls around D.C. [Zagat]
- An absinthe-inspired saison from Virginia’s Adroit Theory Brewing Company [NoVa Mag]