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Mind the road closures for the funeral today. And bundle up. It’s chilly, with the possibility of snow in the forecast.


  • President George H.W. Bush’s funeral is today at the Washington National Cathedral. He will be laid to rest on the grounds of his presidential library in College Station, Texas.

    • National Cathedral Dean Rev. Randy Hollerith will be an officiant at the funeral. Read more about him in City Paper’s recent People Issue.

  • Bush’s push to revive the War on Drugs began with him holding a bag of crack cocaine during a televised speech. Meet the undercover DEA agent and the 18-year-old kid with no prior criminal record, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison, at the center of that bust.

  • The Council approved sweeping changes to D.C.’s campaign fundraising system—but we’ll see what Mayor Muriel Bowser has to say about it.

  • Anthony Scaramucci won’t be coming back to D.C. anytime soon.

  • The boyfriend of former ANC commissioner Antonio Barnes was sentenced to six years in prison for fatally stabbing Barnes. Prosecutors said that Canaan Jeremiah Peterson stabbed Barnes during a domestic violence incident but did not mean to kill him, the Washington Blade reports.

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

  • Perhaps blindsided by a flurry of amendments, Ward 7 Councilmember Vince Gray successfully postponed a final vote on the plan to build a new hospital in Ward 8. [WCP]

  • Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd shared constituents email addresses with another campaign, and people are pissed. [WAMU]

  • D.C. Council will use new internet sales tax to cut commercial property taxes, rather that directing that money to homeless services. [DCist]

  • You can now be fined $500 for using a gas powered leaf blower in D.C. [DCist]

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

  • Local breweries are teaming up with Sierra Nevada to fundraise for Camp Fire victims. [WCP]

  • This new music-obsessed basement bar will hand you a guitar pick and a ukulele. [WCP]

  • Green Almond Pantry moves in to Shaw with dishes like braised lamb over hummus. [Washingtonian]

  • The psychology behind why people are willing to pony up for high-end s’mores. [Eater]

  • José Andrés and World Central Kitchen are now serving meals to refugees in Tijuana. [Post]

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

  • Learn to tango at this gender-neutral dance club, where gendered dance etiquette is moot. [Post]

  • Sally Quinn interviewed Stormy Daniels at Politics and Prose, for some reason. This is what they talked about. [Washingtonian]

  • How local artist Jo Ann Block is pushing back against gender and age stereotypes through her work. [East City Art]

  • THE SLEIGHER: It’s Beach BoyMike Love, featuring Hanson. [WCP]

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

  • A bill that would force LLCs to be more transparent about ownership passes its first Council hurdle. [Twitter]

  • The five priciest homes sold in D.C. this year. [Urban Turf]

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

  • The Nationals are adding free agent Patrick Corbin to their already fearsome rotation. The 29-year-old All-Star is coming off his best season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. [ESPN]

  • The Washington football team is looking to 32-year-old Josh Johnson, who hasn’t attempted a pass in an NFL game since 2011, to backup Mark Sanchez. [WTOP]

  • Sports betting just got one step closer to reality in D.C. [Twitter]

  • Alabama football offensive coordinator Mike Locksley is returning home as the Terps’ next head coach. Locksley previously served as Maryland’s interim head coach in 2015. [Stadium Network]

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

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