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The District is asking a federal judge for more time before a ruling that would overturn the District's ban on carrying a handgun goes into effect. The city has until Oct. 22, but city attorneys want an additional 90 days if it seeks legislative remedy, or, if the city decides to file an appeal, a stay on the ruling while the appeal goes through.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Gay marriage in Virginia was supposed to begin Thursday, but the state's attorney general has delayed that until an appeal from opponents of gay marriage is heard. [News4]
  • The Corcoran as we know it will dissolve as planned, a judge ruled Monday. [Arts Desk]
  • D.C. police have acquired more than $25 million in military surplus equipment since 1993. [WTOP]
  • There was an increase in homicides and sexual assaults in D.C. in 2013, though the number of robberies declined. [City Desk]

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

  • District needs more time on lifted handgun ban, attorney general says. [Post]
  • David Catania campaign calls Muriel Bowser "Marie Antoinette" over Montreal trip. [LL]
  • Vincent Orange says Colby King is wrong, claims he is a good watchdog after all. [Post]
  • TSA agents will get training to accept D.C. IDs. [City DeskPost]
  • Regulators and Uber alike are puzzled with how to stop illegal street hailing. [WAMU]
  • Homicide rate rose in 2013. [City Desk]
  • Judge approves plan to split the Corcoran.  [Arts DeskWBJ]
  • Contract awarded for RFK stadium redevelopment. [WBJ]
  • Metro-approved plan would put more housing in Brookland. [Housing Complex]

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

  • Blagden Alley set to get 125 micro-units, with zero parking. [WBJ]
  • Here's the justification for the lack of parking. [UrbanTurf]
  • The strange bedfellows of NIMBYism [Dissent]
  • City selects firm to craft a master plan for RFK Stadium. [WBJ]
  • The dangers of becoming a "luxury city." [Post]
  • Developer plans to turn Shaw halfway house into apartments or condos. [WBJ]
  • D.C.: not a great city for first-time homebuyers. [WalletHub]
  • But there are still plenty of first-time homebuyers here. [UrbanTurf]
  • And fortunately D.C. isn't one of the places dominated by cash purchases. [CityLab]
  • Today on the market: Trinidad rowhouse—$559,900

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

  • The court has spoken: The Corcoran is officially splitting in two. [Arts Desk]
  • A hard look at how some D.C. venues are selling disabled music fans short [Bandwidth]
  • Bands, we beseech you: Stop covering Fugazi's "Waiting Room." [Arts Desk]
  • While a busker's lawsuit against WMATA is pending, musicians can accept tips outside Metro stations. [D.C. Music Download]
  • Arby's is putting Pharrell's ginormous park-ranger hat on display at the Newseum. [DCist]
  • Killer photos of Downtown Boys and Neonates at Comet Ping Pong [Bandwidth]
  • A new jazz academy for high-schoolers will find a home at late conductor Lorin Maazel's estate. [Post]
  • Photos from Washington Project for the Arts' SynchroSwim at the Capitol Skyline Hotel pool [BYT]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman  (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Red Apron will be joined by a restaurant called B Side in Merrifield. [Post]
  • The nine most anticipated fall openings [Zagat]
  • Seven days of food specials [Eater]
  • The Diner temporarily closes for a refresh. [PoPville]
  • Rogue 24 releases new a la carte menu. [Washingtonian]
  • Roundup of new and almost-open restaurants in northern Virginia. [NoVa Mag]

 

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