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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/27/2012

DeMorning Links: One way to do it

To bring attention to what he claims is an unfair, long-overdue fee, one Wally Severino handcuffed himself to the C Street DMV Tuesday seeking to get arrested. Police really didn’t want to arrest him — “This is not going to solve anything other than to get you locked up,” they told him — but he eventually got what he wanted. So congrats, Wally, attention gotten. WRC-TV and WJLA-TV were there to report.

In other news:

DDOT wants the private sector to consider taking over the streetcar program; Tommy Wells is skeptical (Dr. Gridlock, Examiner, Housing Complex)

Rand Paul is “stunningly hypocritical” for introducing amendments, says D.C. Vote (Post, Roll Call, DCist)

Texas congressman says he’s no longer interested in commandeering D.C. World War I Memorial for national purposes (WaTimes)

“High amount of leave usage” by firefighters led to firehouse issues, says FEMS (DCist)

Safeway is not particularly moved by your bathroom concerns (Housing Complex)

Harry Jaffe: “He impresses Wall Street and Congress with his balanced budgets and surpluses. . . . Now it’s time for Nat Gandhi to turn his bean counters loose within the D.C. agencies.” (Examiner)

House approval of Southwest Waterfront legislation paves way for possible January groundbreaking (Roll Call)

Gray campaign audit is coming, and it isn’t going to be pretty (Examiner)

Only one in four D.C. public high school graduates finish college within six years (Examiner)

Michelle Rhee crosses the pond (Independent)

What a difference a word makes (Loose Lips)

Challenge to blunts law is foiled in court (Legal Times)

A simple system to get guest-parking passes would go a long way (GGW)

In D.C. development, “a series of transformations” is underway (WRC-TV)

DPR hasn’t moved yet on plans to sell ads and sponsorships (DCist)

Papal picketer isn’t going anywhere (City Desk)

Eleanor Holmes Norton got an HIV test (AP)

James Cain, 53, found stabbed to death in Kenilworth (Crime Scene, Homicide Watch)

What he said! (WashCycle)

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