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Expect snow to fall steadily this morning through about 1 p.m. The District might see between three and six inches, with heavier snowfall north and west of the city. As ever, WTOP’s got you covered for school closures and delays. Federal offices are also closed today.


  • The school waited until after the Pope defrocked him, but Georgetown University finally rescinded the honorary degree it gave to former cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2004. McCarrick was credibly accused by multiple people of sexual abuse.

  • The D.C. Council gave final approval to its push for a legal sports gambling apparatus, sidestepping the District’s normal contract bidding process. The bulk of the Council wanted to make D.C. the first city in the region to do so. “This is a bill that will rush to tax the poor,” Councilmember David Grosso said, dissenting.

  • A Prince George’s County woman created an uproar over the weekend when she admitted to starting three whites only Meetup groups, including a yoga event exclusively for white women.

  • Local advocacy groups are pushing to make the U.S. Capitol Police more transparent about basic public information.

  • The Maryland Senate is considering a measure to create safe injection sites for opioid users, the second time in as many years it’s been introduced. If it passed there, Maryland would be the first state to adopt the practice.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Some D.C. councilmembers are raising eyebrows at the University of D.C.’s pick for its Founder’s Day keynote speaker: Josh Lopez. [WCP]

  • Schools with higher percentages of at-risk students receive less money to meet staffing needs than schools with lower percentages of at-risks students. [D.C. Auditor]

  • The U.S. Capitol Police Department is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act. [WAMU]

  • A possible resolution to the Fort Dupont Ice Arena funding tug-of-war. [Twitter]

  • The Council refused to step in after a mistake by school officials dangled the hope of admission to a selective high school in front of hundreds of D.C. students. [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes(tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Familiarize yourself with Yemeni cuisine in Northern Virginia. [Eater]

  • Nine restaurants critic Tom Sietsema is loving right now. [Post]

  • Atlas Brew Works is bringing a tap room to Navy Yard. [DCist]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen(tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C.’s theater community remembers Kevin Laughon, a longtime performer and technician best known for his work with MetroStage. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Assessing the diversity of the art at local art museums. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

  • How local activists turn their anger into street and performance art. [AP]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Tracking the proposed housing policies of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (so far). [Data for Progress]

  • D.C. cracks down on ride-share vehicles that block bike lanes. [Curbed]

  • Live in a D.C. home with a pink-tiled bathroom? Let Housing Complex know. [Twitter]

  • A $3.3 million Adams Morgan garage hits the market. [Urban Turf]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The Nats’ 2019 outfield will likely include young phenoms Juan Soto and Victor Robles. [Federal Baseball]

  • Former MLB general manager Jim Bowden predicts that Bryce Harper’s contract (wherever he signs) will be even bigger than the 10-year, $300 million deal Manny Machado signed with the San Diego Padres yesterday. [CBS Sports]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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