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A Virginia cabdriver and Army reservist alleges he was attacked by a passenger over the Boston bombing.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Capitol Hill beating case goes to jury. [WTOP]
- Police chief Cathy Lanier says police spend too much time guarding suspects in hospital. [Times]
- D.C. Council not happy with new Medicaid contractor coming from out of town. [Post]
- Doughnut war continues. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Johnny Marr at 9:30 Club.
Moving Day: As the lease on its Adams Morgan building gets closer to running out, community radio station WPFW is no longer moving to Silver Spring.
Fish Lumps: Fish tumors are down in the Anacostia.
Museum Mystery: A Smithsonian exhibit from a lesser-known Koch brother raises questions.
Patio, Delayed: Outdoor restaurant Garden State won’t be coming to Shaw after all—-at least for now.
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- Could D.C. swap police HQ and Reeves Center for Buzzard Point and new police facility? [WBJ]
- Walmart seeking small business neighbors, because it has to. [Post]
- Lanier Heights house increases in value 14-fold over 20 years. [UrbanTurf]
- CaBi is coming to MoCo this summer. [Post]
- Sequestration could hit D.C. even harder by hurting tourism. [WJLA]
- Feeling good about our new transportation secretary nominee. [GGW]
- Mapping the cicadas. (Spoiler: D.C.’s on the map.) [Atlantic Cities]
- Today on the market: Adams Morgan with a view
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A Yes! Organic Market for H Street Playhouse’s old space? Maybe. [Frozen Tropics]
- Former president Bill Clinton helps the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum commemorate 20 years. [Post]
- This year’s Tony Awards nominees include some productions first seen in D.C. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
- Minigolf returns to the National Building Museum. [Post]
- In the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Benning Road, a granny shoots dice in the alley, and the gals go on a disappointing cruise. [TMOTTGoGo]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Italy suffering from pizzaioli shortage. [Serious Eats]
- Donovan House Hotel to open revamped rooftop bar. [Washingtonian]
- Top Mexican bars in D.C. [Drink DC]
- The cafe of forthcoming Czech restaurant Capitol Prague is now open. [Eater]
- FDA wants to look into caffeinated gum. [NPR]
- The happy hour guide [BYT]
- District Taco opens its second location in Capitol Hill today. [PoPville]
- USDA plans to relax ban on Italian cured meats. [HuffPost]