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Metro hopes that physically longer buses will ease congestion along some busy routes. Starting Aug. 25, riders on the S buses that connected downtown Silver Spring to downtown D.C. via 16th Street NW and riders of the 70 buses that run along Georgia Avenue NW will see more 60-foot articulated buses.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Friends and customers mourn a local corner shop owner who died from the injuries he sustained during the armed robbery of his store. [Post]
  • Virginia police say they will no longer try to get a teen to take explicit pictures of himself as part of a sexting case. [News4]
  • There will be a Civil War reenactment this weekend between Georgia Avenue and 13th Street NW to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the battle at Fort Stevens during the Civil War. [WAMU]
  • Falls Church City is the D.C. area's most expensive jurisdiction, and the housing prices there continue to rise. [WTOP]

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

Just Shoot Us: D.C. nabbed Pierre Bagley from Hollywood. It's a long shot, but can he bring Hollywood to D.C? Our latest cover story explores the possibility.

Bike Brigade: Dozens of bikers protested the Post's Courtland Milloy's anti-bike column in front of the Post's headquarters yesterday. Unfortunately, Milloy was a no-show.

Cheese Please: A breakdown of GCDC's chilled cheeses.

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

  • Karl Racine and Lateefah Williams enter the attorney general race. [LL]
  • Racine says he has "the fire in the belly" to be attorney general. [Post]
  • The D.C. Council will honor RGIII...but not the Pigskins. [WBJ]
  • Council education committee backs David Catania's special education changes. [Post]
  • Bikers protest Courtland Milloy's "bike terrorists" column at the Post. [City DeskPost]
  • No charges for officers involved in Capitol Hill shooting. [TimesPost]
  • Abandoned house's woes continues. [Housing Complex]
  • Deborah Simmons considers the Carol Schwartz rebrand. [Times]
  • Metro will put longer buses on crowded 16th Street and Georgia Avenue routes. [Post]
  • Jonetta Rose Barras: Where are the mayoral candidates on education? [Post]

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

  • D.C. bikers try to convince the Post they're not terrorists. [City Desk]
  • A look inside Donald Rumsfeld's $4.5 million Kalorama house. [UrbanTurf]
  • The most expensive condo in the D.C. area is really expensive. [WBJ]
  • ANC backs controversial Dupont Circle church development, with caveats. [UrbanTurf]
  • Could businesses like Uber and Lyft be reducing DUIs? [Post]
  • Edens hopes to build 500,000 square feet of retail, office, and maybe residential by Union Market. [WBJ]
  • The city continues to choose developers not backed by ANCs. [SALM]
  • Today on the market: Dupont studio—$195,000

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • As Hamilton Leithausermakes his solo debut, a breakdown of the Walkmen's three albums [Express]
  • After Side Show closes at the Kennedy Center this weekend, it may make a move to Broadway. [Times]
  • The National Gallery of Art has named Lynne Cooke a modern art curator. [Post]
  • Twenty-five Capital Fringe plays, Venn diagramed [Express]
  • Ron Capps will discuss his frank memoir of war and mental illness at Politics and Prose tomorrow. [DCist]
  • The original draft of William Shakespeare's coat of arms is on view at the Folger Shakespeare Library. [Express]
  • Rita Moreno shared stories from her childhood and first auditions at the National Portrait Gallery. [Brightest Young Things]

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

  • Where to find meat on a stick [Eater]
  • Pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac to debut Buttercream Bakeshop. [Eater]
  • Five new Italian restaurants to try in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Vagabond DC is the city's latest avant-garde supper club. [Express]
  • Duke's Grocery launches late night happy hour [PoPville]
    • Vegetarian and vegan cafe Karu & Toast opens near Clarendon. [ARLnow]
    • Chef Samuel Kim in at 1789 Restaurant. Chef Anthony Lombardo moves toThe Hamilton. [WBJ]
    • Jamaican cafe Unforgettable Flavors makes good on its name. [Post]
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