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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • D.C.’s public schools remain racially segregated even as the population grows more diverse.

  • The Maryland Province Jesuits released a list of priests who’ve been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing children. The abuse spans eight states and the District, and dates back to the 1950s.

  • Driverless shuttles are coming to D.C. for a test run, WAMU reports.

  • “Yeah they’ve been fighting and killing each other.” The naked mole rats of the National Zoo have crowned a queen.

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

  • The D.C. Council is expected to vote for the final time on a bill aimed at taking guns from people deemed dangerous. [Post]

  • The Council could vote on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s controversial pick for the Utilities Commission. [DCist] Though Chairman Phil Mendelson says he’s “not committed,” to a vote just yet. [DC Line]

  • Why are we talking about bringing the Washington professional football team back to the District? WaPo’s Colby King wants to know. [Post]

  • Meet D.C.’s new school chancellor, Lewis Ferebee. [Post]

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

  • D.C.’s trashiest pop-up bar opened last night inside DC9. [WCP]

  • Two sprawling Japanese restaurants are coming to Midtown Center. [WBJ]

  • This speakeasy serves Lunchables. [Washingtonian]

  • If you’re going to eat glitter this holiday season, read this first. [Eater]

  • Soapstone Marketalready has a replacement. [PoPville]

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

  • The Sleigher: Engelbert Humperdinck’s “A Christmas for the Family.” [WCP]

  • Revisiting D.C.’s forgotten hillbilly music scene, and the bluegrass-playing sisters at the center of it. [Washingtonian]

  • Hey, whatever happened to that Museum of Science Fiction that was supposedly opening in D.C.? [BYT]

  • Howard University Fine Arts professor Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola chronicles the history of African Dance in her new book. [AFRO]

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

  • Arlington residents are worried about rising rents as Amazon prepares to settle in. [WAMU]

  • Court ruling clears the way for mixed-use project in NoMa. [Curbed]

  • How much of the Washington region is off limits to growth. [GGW]

  • The house where John F. Kennedy apparently met Jackie Bouvier went up for sale this year. [Urban Turf]

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

  • Advanced metrics suggest that the Wizards made the right move in trading Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers for Trevor Ariza. [WCP]

  • The D.C. Council will vote on a bill that, if passed, would legalize sports betting in D.C. [WUSA 9]

  • Nick Saban says that former Maryland football coach D.J. Durkin, who was fired in October, is spending a few days with the Alabama staff “in Tuscaloosa from a development standpoint,” and that Durkin has not been “hired in any capacity.” [AP]

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

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