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Good news if you're flying this weekend: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says there was never any danger of a mid-air collision at Reagan National on Tuesday, when three planes flew too close to each other. On the other hand, LaHood wouldn't say what would have happened if the planes' paths hadn't been corrected.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Does the Home Rule Charter need a rewrite? [Examiner]
  • New DCPS teacher evaluation system could put more teachers up for firing.[Post]
  • Petula Dvorak has a touching story about both sets of parents in a gay adoption. [ Post]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

Readeoholics: Who would have thought that Ron Moten would turn out to be the most enduring member of Team Fenty? The "civil rights Republican," who is running against Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander this fall, has a new book in which he'll take on Vince Gray and the Democratic "pimpocracy."

Slow Boat From China: The Arlington hot pot purveyors at Mala Tang have brought a new Sichuan menu back from a trip to China. They're also considering opening a new restaurant based around Sichuan street food.

Jamaica Exhibit: "Outward Reach," the Art Museum of the Americas' new exhibit commemorating Jamaican independence, features photographers and visual artists with roots in both Jamaica and the U.S. The standout presentation by Andrea Chung toys with an old Jamaican tourism video to reveal issues of class and race.

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LOOSE LIPS DAILY POLITICS LINKS, by LL columnist Alan Suderman (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Test scores won't count as much in teacher evals [Examiner]
  • Marion Barry on being mayor for life: "I earned it." [Washingtonian]
  • Time for Home Rule rewrite? [Examiner]
  • Gasman Joe Mamo wins in Virginia court case [Post]
  • Libel suit against CFO Nat Gandhi faces long odds [Examiner]
  • Same-sex couple adopts, successfully [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Alex Baca (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Krista Rimple Bradley is the new executive director of Germantown's BlackRock Center for the Arts [Daily Campello]
  • Many famous musicians to cover Woody Guthrie at the Kennedy Center's tribute. [Style Blog]
  • Ugly and overpriced home decor and furniture on Craigslist that—duh—isn't selling. [Listed District]
  • The time-lapsed installation of Barbara Kruger's "Belief+Doubt" at the Hirshhorn. [T Magazine]

FOOD LINKS, by Young & Hungry editor Jessica Sidman. (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Top 25 douchiest bars in D.C. [Complex]
  • Where to eat soft-shell crabs [Washingtonian]
  • Caroline Kennedy dines at Bombay Club. [Reliable Source]
  • Renovations at Ma Ma's Southern Cuisine on Georgia Ave. NW [PoP]
  • Conspiracy theorists go after White House pastry chef. [Obama Foodarama]
  • Renovations to Lebanese Taverna in Woodley Park will cost $1.5 million. [WBJ]
  • Pakistani and North Indian restaurant Cusbah opens tonight on H Street NE. [Thrillist]
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