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Tomorrow, elephants will walk the streets downtown on their way to the Verizon Center for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.


  • GPS data ties North Capitol shooting suspect to area of the crime. [Examiner]
  • Metro considers ditching carpet. [Examiner]
  • Why does the Chesapeake have so many intersex fish? [Post]
  • Congress getting involved in Eisenhower Memorial debate. [Examiner]
  • $80 million Arlington aquadrome, so amazing you can’t believe it will be built, is being built. [Examiner]
  • Drunken teen’s mistake ends in tragedy in Loudoun. [Post]


Photos of the Day: Bus Stop.

Phancy Pharmacy: The Chinatown Walgreens will be so fancy, you won’t even believe it.

Red State Scare: Councilmember Anita Bonds is rallying supporters over Republican opponent Pat Mara being, well, a Republican.

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • IG investigating fire department fleet; ladder trucks didn’t get recommended yearly tests “due to lack of reserves.” [Fox5]
  • What to do with UMC? [Post]
  • Michael Brown gets most votes in low turnout Ward 8 Dems straw poll. [Post]
  • Suspect in NoMa shooting wearing GPS device. [Examiner]
  • A whole column about Keely Thompson and not one mention of Jim Graham. [Post]
  • Overhaul at fire department needed. [Post]
  • City officials unwelcoming to successful charter school. [Post]
  • Anti-SLAPP law to be tested. [Post]

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

  • Boy, Canal Park sure is great. [Post]
  • D.C.’s new sister city couldn’t be more appropriate. [DCist]
  • Architect group stands up for Frank Gehry‘s maligned Eisenhower memorial design. [WJLA]
  • What spring holds in store for the housing market [UrbanTurf]
  • 2013 Bike DC ride can’t secure permits, won’t happen. [WABA]
  • The layout that attracts homebuyers [Post]
  • Liquor license moratorium gets frosty reception at Logan Circle ANC. [Borderstan]
  • Today on the market: Suburban living in Brookland

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

  • American Institute of Architects will “vigorously oppose” bill that slaps down the Gehry-designed Eisenhower Memorial. [WJLA]
  • Chicago and Honolulu jockey for President Obama‘s presidential library. [WJLA]
  • Shakespeare Theatre plumps up its 2013-14 season. [Post]
  • Cathy Lanier spotted at Pink concert—reportedly with teens. [Post]

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

  • Ten terrible restaurant uniforms [Zagat]
  • Meet the Hungarian embassy chef. [Eater]
  • Cafe Assorti closes in Rosslyn. [ARLnow]
  • A complete guide to doughnuts in D.C. [Girl Meets Food]
  • A yogurt for men [NPR]
  • Table in Shaw is now taking reservations online. [PoPville]
  • Neighbors complain about Graffiato‘s Industry Takeover Nights. [DCist]