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It’s a windy Wednesday, with gale warnings in effect through 6 a.m. today. Expect gusts of up to 24 miles per hour today, and a sunset at a cringe-inducing 4:47 p.m.


  • Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski’s secret National Archives wedding did not comply with published federal regulations and rules on use of the grand old building, but we’re here to tell you that Archives will now begin, after 83 wedding-free years, accepting inquiries.

  • The Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety will vote today on a bill that would empower police to confiscate firearms from people who a judge says is a danger to themselves or others. [LIMS]

  • Nearly two-thirds of students at the Duke Ellington school were wrongly accused of residency fraud, new data from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education show.

  • And the District is apparently having a very tough time enticing applicants to serve as DCPS chancellor, according to The Post. “Frankly, I did not hear a lot of enthusiasm from my channels to apply,” At-Large Councilmember and education oversight chief David Grosso told the paper. Though onlookers expect the mayor to announce a nominee in mere weeks, few “serious outside candidates” have reportedly applied for the position.

  • A false report of an active shooter at Walter Reed National military Medical Center left employees and journalists in a frenzy Tuesday afternoon, when the status of the campus’ safety was not immediately clear. The situation escalated when the Navy tweeted a false comment that it had been an ad hoc drill.

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

  • About a week after Melinda Bolling left DCRA, three more high-level employees were canned from the troubled agency. [LL]

  • The D.C. Council is preparing to construct a data collection analysis body for the city’s education system. But some parents and advocates are crying foul with some of the changes. [WCP]

  • A Council committee votes to abolish the Gas Station Advisory Board.

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

  • Introducing Hot Coco, a wintery pop-up with 20 cocktails and board games. [WCP]

  • The Initiative 77 chess game forges ahead. [WCP]

  • All of the details of Mike Isabella’s unraveling. [Washingtonian]

  • A great neighborhood for the thirsty. [DCist]

  • Six sandwiches that can fill the void Taylor Gourmet left in your stomach. [Post]

  • A theory on how restaurant noise got out of control. [Atlantic]

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

  • Watch two new music videos for songs off Sneaks’ forthcoming album. [Highsnobiety, Paper]

  • This year’s European Union Film Festival has a lot of dog content. [DCist]

  • The Newseum has opened an exhibition on the Capital Gazette shooting. [WAMU]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser’s brother, Marvin Bowser, has made a documentary about DC Black Pride. [The DC Line]

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

  • The D.C. Council votes to invoke eminent domain on a trash site in Brentwood. [WAMU]

  • Ward 8 CouncilmemberTrayon White has asked Ward 2 CM Jack Evans not to mark up the Reunion Square TIF Act of 2018. [Twitter]

  • Studio Theatre plans an expansion. [Urban Turf]

  • New York worries about a shortage of skilled construction workers as the Amazon deal shapes up. [Bisnow]

  • And Crystal City locals hope that the city will stay weird, despite the tech company’s pending arrival. [WAMU]

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

  • Andy Murray said on Instagram that he is “probably not” coming back to the Citi Open tennis tournament after the tournament director criticized him over the summer. [WCP]

  • Safety D.J. Swearinger had some strong words for some of his teammates’ practice habits. [ProFootballTalk]

  • Bench players and a new starting lineup has helped the Wizards win three of its last four games. [WCP]

  • The Washington football team became the only franchise to put in a claim for Reuben Foster just days after the San Francisco 49ers parted with the linebacker following his domestic violence arrest. [USA Today]

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

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