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District Line Daily: Right to Publicly Bear Arms?

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The District filed a motion asking a federal judge to reconsider his ruling overturning D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns in public, saying the order was rooted in legal errors. At the core of the city's argument? The Second Amendment only guarantees the right to bear arms, not the right to carry those guns outside a home.

D.C. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • On Monday, Metro added longer buses on the busy 16th Street NW route. But it doesn't seem to be easing congestion. [WAMU]
  • With the Silver Line, Tysons Corner is on its way to becoming a denser, "brand new city." [Vox]
  • Mayoral candidate David Catania says he's against Mayor Vince Gray's newly announced plan to overhaul the city's school assignment system. [Housing Complex]
  • Some Potomac residents filed a restraining order against Pepco after the utility company said their trees had to be chopped down to protect the power lines. [News4]

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

Look Who's Back: With just six months left of his three-year prison sentence, former D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. was transferred over the weekend to a Maryland halfway house.

Noizio: After a citizen anti-noise coalition persistently complained, the ABC Board ruled that Ozio Restaurant & Cigar Lounge in south Dupont is no longer allowed to play music with its retractable roof open.

The Kids Are Alright: Mayor Vince Gray says he's OK with kids living in the District, even if they do cost the city money.

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

  • David Catania wants school boundary proposals delayed. [Housing Complex, WAMU]
  • Muriel Bowser blends the first day of school with some campaigning. [Post]
  • Felonious ex-Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. is back in the D.C. area. [LL]
  • Prosecutors want to lead Jeff Thompson associate Jeff Smith's fate up to a judge. [Post]
  • Post ed board: hurray for the D.C. Olympics bid. [Post]
  • Gray thinks kids are all right for the District. [Housing Complex]
  • District asks for reconsideration of handgun ruling. [WAMU, City Desk]
  • Even without the streetcar running, cars on the line get ticketed. [Times]
  • Could the Emmys help D.C.'s movie business? [WBJ]

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

  • DCPS enrollment is at its highest level in seven years. [City Desk]
  • Freaking out about the school-assignment changes? Here's why you should calm down. [GGE]
  • McMillan medical office building loses a floor. [WBJ]
  • Suburbanites are happiest with their communities. But they're also wealthiest. [CityLab]
  • A history of Metro openings, in pennants. [Post]
  • How transit makes cities more affordable. [CityLab]
  • Today on the market: Glover Park 2BR—$398,500

ARTS LINKS is on vacation. (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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

  • A guide to Asian bakeries [Eater]
  • Red-sauce Italian joint Alphonse Italian Market and Osteria is now open. [Post]
  • Rockville restaurant Quench has new ownership. [Eater]
  • Florida Avenue Grill prepares for its 70th birthday. [PoPville]
  • Food events to check out this week [Washingtonian]
  • New York-based tea business moves to D.C. and plans to open tea room. [WBJ]
  • Where students spend dining dollars off-campus [City Desk]
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