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Borderstan Brief

by Tim Regan April 15, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

U Street BRIEF

Obama to Give Howard Commencement Speech — President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at Howard University’s commencement ceremony later this year. Needless to say, students and faculty are excited. Howard University even has a website counting down the days until the ceremony. [DCist]

How D.C. Bars Prepare for Terrorism — When you visit your favorite bar, do you look for entrances and exits before you order a drink? Maybe you should start, say officials from the Department of Homeland Security. Representatives from bars including the 9:30 Club, Black Cat, Number Nine, Trade, Madam’s Organ and dozens of other bars, restaurants and clubs met with government officials to discuss what might happen if terrorists target your favorite happy hour spot. [Washington Post]

No Vote on Homeless Shelters This Month — The D.C. Council will not vote on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to replace D.C. General with shelters in seven wards across the city this month. [Washington City Paper]

‘Person of Interest’ Wanted in Dupont Burglary — D.C. Police are seeking a man wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred on the 1300 block of Connecticut Ave. NW last week. In a video released by police yesterday, a man can be seen rifling through a desk. [MPD]

Famed ‘Power Couple’ Selling Dupont Circle Home — Glover Park Group managing director Michael Feldman, who is married to “Today” show co-host Savannah Guthrie, is selling his five-bedroom, four-bathroom townhouse in Dupont Circle for $2.1 million. [Washington Post]

A Cut Above — Jose Rodriguez, owner of Jose’s Barber Shop, has cut hair in his shop at the western exit of the Farragut West Metro station for 50 years. [WAMU 88.5]

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