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In print this week, City Paper’s got a long read on the Glenstone museum expansion, an article about Georgetown residents who keep smelling gas in their neighborhood, and another on the undeniable pool of area talent when it comes to female basketball players.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Christine Blasey Ford will testify this morning in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, answering questions about her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her while the two were in high school. Here’s a list of the demonstrations planned for the hearing.

  • The principal of Roosevelt High School was recorded mocking a female student who confidentially reported a sexual assault to her, a conversation shared with the Post and that was quoted in a recently filed lawsuit against D.C. The principal, Aqueelha James, reportedly said she was “sick of [the student] and her mom,” and referred to the reported incident of sexual assault as “a bunch of bullshit.”

  • The D.C. Council will hold a hearing this afternoon on pedestrian and cyclist safety. It comes on the heels of a string of deaths at the hands of motorists.

  • Related: New data released this week shows that the city issued over one million tickets, more than double the number it issued two years ago. (Evidence suggests that these tickets are both ineffective and too expensive, a cash cow for D.C.)

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  • Calling all writers: City Paper is soliciting short stories for its January fiction issue. [WCP]

  • Missed connection: “Kennedy Center Hug. Hi . YOU- Operator of the human pool table, Best hug giver ever! Me- Game player, In need of another Hug. Hit me up. ;)”  [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Morgan Baskin(tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Bowser’s chief of staff co-chaired a fundraising event for a Cory Booker-aligned PAC. [h/t District Links]

  • What exactly happened at this public safety press conference? [Twitter]

  • Metro prepares to give its chief Paul Wiedefeld a pay bump. [Post]

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

  • This app directs you to the quietest restaurants in the District using crowd-sourced data. [WCP]

  • Angry people are confusing Et Voila! With Fiola after the Ted Cruz debacle. [WCP]

  • Choong Man appears to be open in Columbia Heights. [PoPville]

  • An Estadio spin-off is headed to South Carolina. [Washingtonian]

  • Tom Sietsema gives Gravitas in Ivy City two stars. [Post]

  • Chefs want you to ogle their pasta making skills. [Eater]

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

  • Jim Thomson wants to bring the sounds of the world to D.C. with his Flash of the Spirit festival. [Post]

  • Get ready for the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend, if old books are your thing. [DCist]

  • For nearly two decades, Sonic Circuits has attracted experimental musicians and fans from all over the world to the District. [WCP]

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

  • Officials host a ribbon-cutting for the Ward 4 family homeless shelter. [WCP]

  • Seeking all recommendations for window replacement. [PoPville]

  • Georgetown residents who say they keep smelling gas in their neighborhood. [WCP]

  • More on the apartment fire that displaced dozens of elderly public housing residents. [Post]

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

  • D.C. United’s rising star Chris Durkin could’ve left the club to play under the bright lights of European soccer. Instead, he decided to stay and the decision is paying off. [WCP]

  • The D.C. region is known for producing basketball talent. And due to the recent triumphs of the Mystics, the focus has finally shifted toward the area’s talented female players. [WCP]

  • Tennis icon and social activist Billie Jean King was honored with the Smithsonian’s “Great Americans” medal at the National Museum of American History on Tuesday night. [Smithsonian]

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

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