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The Washington Examiner as we know it is ends today.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Metro operators run five red lights in three months. [Examiner]
  • Solar-powered cameras meant to reduce crime on Metropolitan Branch Trail work worse at night. [Housing Complex]
  • Official worried about safety system on the Silver Line. [Post]
  • Glitter polish makeover could doom Virginia turtle. [NBC 4]
  • Find this burglar, get 50 burritos. [WTOP]
  • Woman denies stealing kitten from shelter. [Examiner]

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

Blaze It: The fire at Frager's Hardware is only the latest high-profile fire in Washington.

Straw Man: A Maryland man who once worked for alleged shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson is set to plead guilty next week to a straw donor scheme.

Pucker Up: A cocktail made out of Sour Patch Kids tastes about as good as you'd expect.

LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Former Jeff Thompson employee to plead guilty to straw donor scheme. [Post, LL, Times]
  • Report: District still not meeting standards in court-ordered supervision of treatment of developmentally disabled. [Examiner]
  • Today's the last day of the Examiner as we know it. [Examiner]
  • U.S. Attorney Ron Machen's making an appearance on Kojo at noon. [Twitter]

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

  • Farewell for now, JDLand. [JDLand]
  • FYI, it wasn't a derecho. [DCist]
  • Bike jump ramps? Yes, please. [Atlantic Cities]
  • We won't get a McMillan park without development. [GGW]
  • House committee calls a do-over on the Eisenhower memorial. [Examiner]
  • Get your daily dose of Metro plans. [PlanItMetro]
  • Skanska plans projects in NoMa and Capitol Riverfront. [Globe St.]
  • Properties near Union Market at the center of federal probe. [Post]
  • Medical marijuana is one step closer. [Post]
  • D.C.'s infant mortality rate at a historic low. [WJLA]
  • Bikeshare as a job perk. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Metro rider alleges civil liberty infringement. [GGW]
  • An update on a Sherman Avenue residential project. [UrbanTurf]
  • No Silver Line this year. [WTOP]
  • Today on the market: Studio + patio

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

  • Henry Rollins tells a story of a former D.C. punk gone down a dismal path. [LA Weekly]
  • How did this white Jewish guy in Fairfax amass one of the country's largest private collections of African American historical artifacts? [Post]
  • If you run a theater company in D.C., what are your venue options? [Post]
  • Awesome Con D.C. starts a Kickstarter campaign. [Post]
  • The new deputy director of the CIA used to run a Baltimore bookshop that hosted the occasional "erotica night." [Post]
  • Union Market gets in on the outdoor-movie thing. [Washington Business Journal]
  • Alec Baldwin and his yoga instructor spouse, Hilaria, sign on as gala chairs for the Smithsonian's forthcoming yoga exhibit. [Washingtonian]
  • D.C. Theatre Scene gets a $1,750 grant from the D.C. Council on the Humanities. [D.C. Theatre Scene]

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

  • Boloco Bethesda attempts to catch robber with surveillance video. [Eater]
  • Meet the new head brewer of Virginia's Mad Horse Brewpub. [NoVa Mag]
  • Ten ways you know you're a D.C. foodie [Nevin Martell]
  • The $20 Diner visits...Fiola? [Post]
  • Why Bill Gates is investing in chickenless eggs [NPR]
  • Eight one-of-a-kind restaurants around D.C. [Zagat]

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