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If turkey trotting is your thing, be forewarned: D.C. is expecting the coldest Thanksgiving in decades. Happy almost-the-day-before-Thanksgiving-day.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

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

  • The director of the massive, $60 million D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, has not been fired. But Melinda Bolling is being replaced, on an interim basis, by a man who is already in charge of another D.C. government agency. Bolling’s ouster comes along other shake-ups in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration since the start of her second term. [WAMU, WCP]

  • A super progressive early childhood program is set to take off in D.C. But it comes with a $500 million price tag. Will MayorBowserfund it? [DCist]

  • During its legislative meeting today, the D.C. Council will vote on whether to increase salaries for the mayor, attorney general, and Council chairman, and on a bill to limit political contributions from government contractors, among other measures. [D.C. Council]

  • The Post editorial board has come out in support of the campaign finance reform bill. [Post]

  • The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education released its master facilities plan—a study that aids in future education and school planning. The process of creating it, though, lacked transparency and angered education advocates.

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

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  • Dinner, open bar, and a magic show featuring a former CIA director for $65. [WCP]

  • Adams Morgan is getting a Wawa. [WBJ]

  • Tequila, mezcal, and tacos continue to trend in D.C. with this opening. [PoPville]

  • This high-tech story teaches you how to carve a turkey. [Post]

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

  • At the National Building Museum, a look at Baltimore’s grandiose cinemas of yesteryear. [WAMU]

  • Theater Alliance appoints Raymond Caldwell as its new artistic director. [Post]

  • At the Greater Reston Arts Center, Caitlin Teal Price aims her camera through her children’s lens. [WCP]

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

  • The city will pony up about $6 million for a part of The Yards’ next phase of development. [WBJ]

  • As hypothermia season begins, shelters across the city are in flux. [WCP]

  • Please keep your eyes peeled for Julian. [PoPville]

  • Where Amazon employees might live. [Urban Turf]

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

  • Two-time Marine Corps Marathon champion and George Marshall High School cross-country coach Darrell General is receiving $25,000 for winning FloTrack’s Hometown Heroes Award. [FloTrack]

  • Things are looking dire for the Wizards. Sources told The Athletic that the team “had a volatile practice” recently, and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the team has signaled a “willingness to consider trade overtures on the entire roster,” including John Wall and Bradley Beal. Late Monday night, Candace Buckner of The Post reported that a practice last week grew heated, with Wall directing an expletive at coach Scott Brooks. [Deadspin]

  • William & Mary has hired Mike London to be its next football coach. London went 11-10 the past two seasons at Howard University. [ESPN]

  • Wheaton High School senior Ayana Akli, the 2018 Washington Post All-Met girls’ tennis Player of the Year, will play for the Terps. [Maryland Athletics]

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

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