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DeMorning Links: Death at a gas station

Police have identified the victim of Monday night’s shooting at a Congress Heights gas station. Mohammed Abduselam, 37, was a clerk at King Gas; his shift had ended at 8 p.m., Theola Labbé-DeBose reports in the Post, but “he hung around to restock bags of chips and help the night cashier.” About a half-hour later, two men robbed the station; one of them shot Abduselam, an Ethio­pian immigrant, to death. He was one of five men killed in D.C. since Saturday. More on those victims in Theola’s story and at Homicide Watch. (Video above from Congress Heights on the Rise.)

In other news:

Should city agency heads have their employment agreements posted online? (DCist, Examiner)

City’s winter plan for the homeless provides for fewer families (Poverty & Policy)

In D.C., foster care is often an on-ramp to homelessness (HuffPo)

DCPS principals get big raises, other staff not so much (D.C. Schools Insider)

Turn on the heat, landlords (Housing Complex)

”The recordation tax debacle is yet another example of [Natwar Gandhi]’s mismanagement of the city’s finances.” (Examiner)

D.C. history conference is a go (DCist)

”Rail suicide happens and has happened for years. Why? It’s convenient.” (TBD)

D.C. United’s Charlie Davies sues nightclub owner for overserving drunk driver who nearly killed him (Post)

Pay by phone parking: Government progress (GGW)

Flea market stings nets $3 million of counterfeit goods (HuffPo)

David Catania wants AIDS-focused sex ed for seniors (Examiner)

Georgetowners still not happy about construction and parking (G’town Dish)

Fight breaks out at Convention Center college fair (WAMU-FM, Crime Scene)

Metrobus hits backhoe on North Capitol Street, injuring six riders (Dr. Gridlock)

Why is the D.C. Council dawdling on ani-bullying bill? (Post letter)

What you can learn from D.C.’s planning successes and failures (Streetsblog)

Jack Evans gets roasted for charity tonight (Post)

”Poll: Should District Agency Heads Have Government Cars and Drivers?” (Patch)

A guide to residential development on and around H Street NE (UrbanTurf)

New Council staffer had photo op with Michael Bolton, aims to boost film and TV production (G’town Dish)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.


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