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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 05/01/2012

DeMorning Links: Deadly day in D.C.


A 2010 murder scene. (Sarah L. Voisin - WASHINGTON POST)
It has been a violent 24 hours in the District: Monday afternoon a man was shot to death near Shipley Terrace. Two other men died overnight in separate stabbing incidents on Quarles Street NE in Kenilworth and on Florida Avenue NW near LeDroit Park. These three murders, Homicide Watch notes, follow two weekend homicides — one blocks from the Quarles Street scene (now apparently solved) and one near Edgewood Terrace. Despite the surge in violence, this year’s D.C. homicide count remains 15 percent behind last year’s.

In other news:

Tough consequences warranted for Harry Thomas’s “villainy” (Post editorial)

Under pressure from attorney general, Jim Graham agrees to limit nonprofit probe (Post)

D.C. Council to vote on $22 million furlough repayment plan (D.C. Wire, WaTimes, Examiner)

Homeless advocates storm council chamber to save housing funds (WJLA-TV, YouTube)

Vincent Gray names first transgender residents to Human Rights Commission (Blade)

TV news digs into Thomas sentencing (WRC-TV, WTTG-TV)

Waterfront residents push back on apartment tower plans (WTOP, Examiner)

A breakdown of the Gray spending request (Loose Lips)

Muriel Bowser mum on staffer’s alleged double-dipping (WAMU-FM)

Some skepticism on the Gray sustainability plan (Post editorial)

In case you ever wanted to imagine devouring a food critic (Young & Hungry)

Graham: “Mr. Sumptuary Taxman” (WaTimes)

Angelo Rao is named DDOT “parking czar” (Examiner)

Zoning Commission gives thumbs-up to Brookland development (@BrooklandCivic)

WAMU-FM knocks WTOP from its regional No. 1 perch (WBJ)

Frank Wolf wants independent IG for Airport Authority (Examiner)

Your newest Superior Court judge is Danya Dayson (Legal Times)

Only “plain truths” can offer solutions to black unemployment (Post letter)

Yay for the Fort Dupont ice rink, says Harry Jaffe (Examiner)

Today is Law Day. Ask your chief judges some questions on Twitter (PoP)

Phew: Fast Gourmet isn’t going anywhere (PoP)

This Bryce Harper guy isn’t much of a softball player (Deadspin)

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