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The D.C. Council voted 9-4 Tuesday to censure Marion Barry and recommend that he lose his committee chairmanship for taking $6,800 from city contractors. Barry's response: "Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson failed to get the necessary votes to override Mayor Vince Gray's  veto of the Large Retailer Accountability Act, more commonly known as the Walmart living wage bill. [LL]
  • The Washington Post's stories about the Navy Yard victims are powerful and heartbreaking. [Post]
  • One injured victim of the Navy Yard shooting has been released from the hospital. Two others remain hospitalized: the Metro police officer who suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and a woman with gunshot wounds in her shoulder. [News4]
  • Former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank H. McCourt Jr. is donating $100 million to his alma mater, Georgetown University, to establish a public policy school named after him. This is the largest donation in the history of the university. [Post]

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

We're Halfway There: The D.C. cabs have finally hit the 50 percent mark for complying with the requirement that they install credit card readers .

Wheels to Walls: Everyone's favorite Korean taco food truck, Far East Taco Grillenow has a brick-and-mortar store on 15th Street NE between D and E streets.

Return to Normalcy The streets around the Navy Yard shooting Tuesday were eerily normal, with National baseball fans heading to nearby Nationals Park for the team's double-header.

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

  • Vote to override the Large Retailer Accountability Act fails. [WAMU, TimesPost, LL]
  • Council censures Marion Barry, sets him up to lose his committee. [WAMU, TimesLL]
  • Mayor Vince Gray ties sequestration to the Navy Yard shooting. [Politico]
  • Muriel Bowser bill would make it easier for bike shops to sell used bikes. [Post]
  • Council passes emergency tax lien legislation. [Post]
  • Around a third of D.C. taxis won't hit the October credit card machine deadline. [WAMU]
  • Tom Sherwood: Other places have corrupt politicians, too. [NBC 4]

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

  • A day after shooting, Navy Yard neighborhood back to (mostly) normal. [City Desk]
  • The living wage bill is dead. Long live the minimum wage bill. [LL]
  • Lots of new apartments, not many condos. [WBJ]
  • Homeownership is overrated and bad for America. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Wonder Bread Factory lands a tenant. [Post]
  • What you need to know about property taxes (to avoid losing your house). [UrbanTurf]
  • Georgetown is $100 million richer. [Post]
  • A simple way to get escalator riders to stay to the damn right. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Today on the market: Become a residential/commercial landlord in Dupont

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

  • New contemporary art gallery, Catalyst Projects, coming to Brookland's Monroe Street Market. [Post]
  • Thursday evening, a Falls Church auction house will auction off a rare batch of archival D.C. photos taken by Theodor Horydczak, whose images of 1920s-1950s D.C. are also housed at the Library of Congress. [Post]
  • National Symphony Orchestra extends the contract of NSO Pops Conductor Steven Reineke to 2017-2018. [Post]
  • Photos from last weekend's "Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story" at Atlas [BYT]
  • More photos from Black Cat's 20th anniversary weekend [BYT]
  • CapitalBop announces a three-weekend residency at the G40 Arts Summit. [CapitalBop]

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

  • "Auto-brewery syndrome": making beer in your stomach [NPR]
  • Cava Mezze's new mixologist overhauls drink menu. [Eater]
  • TruOrleans co-owner says the restaurant will not reopen. [District Cuisine]
  • Ben's Chili Bowl coming to Reagan National. [Post]
  • Hottest restaurants in D.C. right now [Zagat]
  • The five best local fall beers [DC Beer]
  • Broodjes & Bier hosting sandwich and beer pop-up at The Silver Spork. [PoPville]
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