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District Line Daily: Poking Around in Police Documents

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Fox 5 Paul Wagner discovered that a former police building, now being used as a gathering place for homeless people, still has sensitive police documents. Metropolitan Police Department police chief Cathy Lanier thinks it might have been staged.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • After cheating scandals, D.C. public schools increase standardized test security. [Examiner]
  • Traffic revenue down in March. [Examiner]
  • Sexting Fairfax teens found guilty. [Post]
  • Virginia governor Bob McDonnell sure gets nice gifts from one of his donors. [Post]

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

  • Must watch video: Reporter finds sensitive documents at abandoned police building. Cathy Lanier suggests it might have been staged. [Fox5]
  • At-large race in the home stretch with no clear winner. [Post]
  • Post endorses Pat Mara for the third time this election cycle. [Post]
  • Independent audit finds several problems with the OCFO. [Examiner]
  • Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp. not attracting any private funds. [Examiner]
  • If you erased a bunch of standardized tests, filled in the correct answers, and then received a huge bonus in 2008, don't worry, you're in the clear. [Post]
  • Mayor's CBE panel filled with execs from companies that may not have followed CBE rules. [Times]

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

  • After the 2011 earthquake, $175,000 a year for citywide insurance seems like a steal. [WBJ]
  • I won't mention a certain nonexistent war, but D.C.'s the fourth-best city to travel car-free. [UrbanTurf]
  • The Kennedy Center could soon be accessed directly from the Rock Creek Park trails. [WashCycle]
  • What you've been waiting for: a canine map of the District. [City Desk]
  • Frisbeeistas to Michelle Obama: Stop planting trees! [DCist]
  • The average home sold in Shepherd Park/Petworth is nearly 50 percent more expensive than a year ago. [WBJ]
  • Could new middle schools keep kids in Ward 5? [GGE]
  • Public schools get $13k more per student than charters. [DCist]
  • President Barack Obama wants to create a panel to sell off excess federal real estate. [WBJ]
  • KIPP to wary Southwest neighbors: May we entice you with some pretty park renderings? [SWTLQTC]
  • Today on the market: Cleveland Park house for a cool $2.9 million

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

  • Introducing The Real Housewives of Benning Road. [TMOTTGoGo]
  • Alamo Drafthouse is searching for three new D.C.-area locations. [Washington Business Journal]
  • Theater J dedicates a performance to deceased D.C. Jewish Community Center parking-lot attendant Desmond Obamogie. [Theater J]
  • Record Store Day: a very mixed blessing for local record shops. [Post]
  • Michael Kahn returns to Signature Theatre for the first time in two decades to direct the world premiere of Paul Downs Colaizzo's Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
  • To stay in business, longtime lesbian bar Phase 1 is "always on a train to do whatever is new and weird," says bar manager Angela Lombardi. [WAMU]
  • D.C. seeks graffiti writers for new murals. [Art 202]

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

  • Eight ridiculous burger toppings [Eater]
  • The best restaurants in D.C. [Thrillist]
  • Mike Isabella says he has a new management contract with Bandolero. [Post]
  • New happy hours, brunches, and more [Washingtonian]
  • More about the ice cream sandwich-serving bikes from CreamCycle [BYT]
  • Final thoughts on the Craft Brewers Conference [DC Beer]
  • Arlington looking to ease up parking rules for food trucks. [ARLnow]

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