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A few weeks after MPD opened an investigation into an officer seen wearing a white-supremacist symbol, activists have filed new complaints against police officers who posed for a photograph with a flag they say is offensive and promotes police violence. At a press conference, Eugene Puryear of Stop Police Terror Project DC said the flag was “meant as a form of intimidation.”

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  • Officials and activists want a D.C. statue of a Confederate general taken down. [DCist]

  • Lincoln Memorial defaced with racist graffiti. [NBC4, BBC News, CNN]

  • White supremacist leaders plan to protest Google in D.C. on Saturday. [Fox5]

  • Metrobus driver hears gunshot, drives off road. No major injuries reported. [Post, Fox5]

  • Ward 8 ANC leaders say Mayor Bowseris ignoring shootings, and ask for return of plainclothes officers. [WUSA9]

  • Stray bullet enters bedroom of a 3-year-old girl in Southeast. [Fox5]

  • F***  yeah! People in D.C. swear less on the internet. [DCist]

  • D.C. and Baltimore campaign to host World Cup soccer matches in 2026. [WBJ]

  • Metro expands Orange Line cell service. Maybe your texts will finally go through. [DCist]

  • Police seek “armed and dangerous” suspect in July Georgetown murder. [WTOP, Post]

  • Get your coats out: Farmer’s Almanac predicts a snowy East Coast winter. [WUSA9]

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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Robert E. Lee’s great grandson reflects on Civil War general’s legacy. [NBC4]

  • Simmons on statue removals: More history, less chaos. [Times]

  • D.C. nonprofit calls for removal of cross from college chapel—in Oklahoma. [WUSA9]

  • One allegedly drunk firefighter, multiple assailants, and two investigations. [WAMU]

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

  • Listen to a new track from FuzzQueen’s forthcoming album. [Huffington Post]

  • Meet Vernard Gray, the cultural activist fighting to preserve black art and history in gentrifying neighborhoods in Southeast D.C. [Post]

  • The inaugural D.C. Black Film Festival kicks off this weekend. [DCist]

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

  • Perspective: Maybe Restaurant Week doesn’t suck anymore. [Washingtonian]

  • Hooray. Five happy hours where you can still find $1 beers. [Post]

  • A local food product lands in Walmart. [Eater]

  • Get to know the D.C. area’s “Peanut Butter Grandma.” [Arlington Mag]

  • Craving Mexican? [Zagat]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper)

  • Negligent D.C. landlord Sanford Capital denies allegations against it in court. [WCP]

  • More on the fracas over the Dupont Circle Safeway’s liquor license application. [DCist]

  • Bullet flies through window of public housing apartment at Potomac Gardens. [FOX5]

  • Tysons Corner developer Jerry Halpin dies at the age of 94 in Jackson Hole. [WBJ]

  • D.C. Council charges Office of Tenant Advocate with tracking rent control. [UrbanTurf]

  • Report: Four-fifths of D.C. renters don’t anticipate staying in the District. [Curbed DC]

  • Shaw sees dilapidated rowhouse flipped into two expensive condo units. [Curbed DC]

  • NoMa Park Foundation seeks community input on naming new Northeast park. [GGW]

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