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District Line Daily: The Stories of the Victims

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The names of some of the victims killed in yesterday's tragic shooting at Navy Yard have been released, and their stories are being shared.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • This isn't the first attack at the Navy Yard military facility. It was also the site of two bombings in the 1980s, which were carried out by former ’60s radicals. [DC Crime Stories]
  • A profile is beginning to emerge of Aaron Alexis, the man responsible for yesterday's deadly shooting rampage. [AP]
  • The D.C. Council is expected to introduce legislation today that would expand paid sick leave to include tipped waitstaff. [Post]
  • Activists affiliated with Ralph Nader are pressuring Councilman Tommy Wells to vote to override Mayor Vince Gray's veto of the living wage bill. [LL]

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

Charitable Slinging: The owner of the wacky new bar Tom Foolery is letting groups go behind the bar and serve customers. In exchange, the groups get to keep all the tips for their organizations.

Threshold Refresh: Should D.C. raise the threshold for what would cause tax debts above a certain amount to be sold at tax lien sales?

Dispatches From The Scene: The streets around the Navy Yard shooting were flooded with reporters and emergency workers as information about the shooting slowly trickled in.

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

  • D.C. Council committee recommends censure, loss of committee chairmanship for Marion Barry. [LLPost]
  • But Barry—or someone with access to his Twitter account—disagrees. [LL]
  • Paid sick day legislation set to be introduced today. [Post]
  • Tommy Wells on Vince Gray:  "I would be surprised if he ran." [AP]
  • UberX, ANC ethics exemptions are on the agenda for today's return of the D.C. Council. [Post]

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

  • Capper/Carrollsburg redevelopment plods ahead. [WBJ]
  • Four ways protected bike lanes boost business. [Streetsblog]
  • What's the future for D.C.'s poor? [GGW]
  • Ralph Nader group puts the heat on Tommy Wells over living wage bill. [LL]
  • We don't know much about the economic benefits of streetcars. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Breaking down the cost of underground parking. [Streetsblog]
  • Think Petworth prices have boomed? Try the Upper West Side. [NYT]
  • Today on the market: Three-story Adams Morgan loft

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

  • Politics & Prose may open a second location in Georgetown. [Washingtonian]
  • After Navy Yard massacre, White House cancels yesterday's Musica Latina concert. [Post]
  • WPFW General Manager John Hughes placed on paid administrative leave. [City Desk]
  • D.C. native Braxton Cook didn't make it as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition, but congrats to last night's winner, Melissa Aldana. [New York Times]
  • Memorable moments from Black Cat's anniversary shows [DCist]

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

  • Restaurant Eve will combine its bar, bistro, and tasting room into one entity. [Post]
  • Volunteer for Snallygaster beer festival. [DC Beer]
  • Plan B Burger Bar coming to downtown D.C....worst name ever? [WBJ]
  • What to expect from Water & Wall, opening in Arlington on Nov. 1  [Eater]
  • Chef Spike Mendelsohn closes his Capitol Hill restaurants in light of shooting. [Twitter]
  • George Mason University class involves distillery tours. [NoVa Mag]
  • KFC offers cheese-topped doughnut [HuffPost]
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