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City Paper is off for Thanksgiving, which means that after today, we’re taking a break from the daily newsletter until Monday. Fair warning, Metro is running on a Sunday schedule Thursday through Sunday and the roads will be busier than they’ve been in a decade. Cheers, ya turkeys.


  • Councilmembers Brandon Toddand Kenyan McDuffie were the only ones who didn’t vote yes on a bill that would bar campaign contributions from those who hold lucrative government contracts, the Post reported. Conveniently, they both voted “present.”

  • The Metropolitan Police Department and the Child and Family Service Agency are the only two out of 21 D.C. government agencies that have sexual harassment policies on the books.

  • Police have charged a 25-year-old woman with obstruction in connection to the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old in Clay Terrace. Detectives believe Quanisha Ramsuerknows some of the masked gunmen whose hail of bullets hit Makiyah Wilson in the back, killing her, thePostreported.

  • People have a lot of thoughts about ALDI.

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

  • Metro is pissed about the Council’s efforts to decriminalize fare evasion. [DCist]

  • Councilmember Elissa Silverman was the lone “no” vote in the attempt to hike the salaries of the mayor, attorney general and council chair. [Twitter]

  • No, D.C. elections aren’t quite over yet. Four people are still clamoring to be Ward 4’s State Board of Education rep. [D.C. Line]

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

  • Four restaurants that opened this summer will be even better in the winter. [WCP]

  • A new food hall with local eateries like Thip Khao andDonburi will replace Isabella Eatery. [Post]

  • Let us avoid this lettuce. [Post]

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

  • At Hemphill Fine Arts, a peek into the cosmic universe of Renée Stout. [WCP]

  • Come to this show at Rhizome this weekend—all 24 hours of it. [DCist]

  • On her new EP, Alison Crockett‘s neo-soul songs employ bossa nova grooves. [WCP]

  • How Jason Reitman’s new filmThe Front Runner recreated the Washington Post newsroom of the ’80s. [Washingtonian]

  • Film review: Chef Flynn is a delicious look at the rise of a teenage chef. [WCP]

  • Another film review: Creed II is just a badRockymovie. [WCP]

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

  • The D.C. Council passes a bill that attempts to strengthen rent control. [WCP]

  • Just how much D.C. offered to Amazon by way of tax incentives. [Post]

  • And how much Amazon is offering the D.C. real estate market. [Urban Turf]

  • The organizations that got multi-million-dollar grants from Jeff Bezos. [Twitter]

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

  • Mark Sanchez will be on the field Thursday as the local NFL team’s backup quarterback exactly six years after his infamous “butt fumble” play. [ESPN]

  • “I take this very seriously. This fashion stuff is not a game,” says Kelly Oubre Jr., who recently signed a multi-year shoe deal with Converse. [WCP]

  • The Washington football team “can draw a straight line from the [2008] Steeler fan invasion through all the other catastrophes to come,” says Matt Terl. [WCP]

  • Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik is out 4 to 6 weeks after undergoing knee surgery.[AP]

  • The Nationals have signed catcher Kurt Suzuki to a two-year, $10 million contract. Suzuki, 35, last played for Washington in 2012-13. [Federal Baseball]

  • A cloud of controversy still hangs over the Wizards despite their dramatic 125-118 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. [CBS Sports]

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

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