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Congressional lawmakers prepare to lower the boom on D.C. “It speaks to almost cosmic oversight of a local jurisdiction,” says Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C.’s non-voting delegate to Congress.


  • Man believed to be homeless found dead in Columbia Heights. [WCP]

  • Toddler suffers severe lead poisoning, city and landlord trade blame. [Post]

  • Two journalists reporting on inauguration protests still face charges, while charges are dropped for three others. [NBC4]

  • Thousands gathered at Supreme Court to protest travel ban last night. [WUSA]

  • Muslim ban protesters at Dulles Airport for the third consecutive day. [NBC4]

  • More than 100 students at D.C. universities are impacted by travel ban. [WJLA]

  • University presidents across the region grapple with the ban. [WBJ]

  • Rally against immigration ban was an interfaith event. [WAMU]

  • Time travel: How long it takes to get downtown from each Metro station. [GGW]

  • Ollie the bobcat, who escaped from the zoo, is still missing. [WJLA]


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

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser calls dibs for kids who can walk to charter schools. [Times]

  • Dozens of GWU students affected by Trump immigration ban. [FOX5]

  • So long, Steve Handelsman. [NBC4]

  • ICYMI: Standing O for D.C. custodian. [WUSA9]

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

  • Hand Grenade Job discusses their upcoming album, their anti-fascist post-Americana sound, and why America was never that great to begin with. [Space Race]

  • The Netherlands Embassy’s newest social media-unfriendly art exhibit. [Washingtonian]

  • Strange things you didn’t know about Dupont Circle. [DCist]

  • Ben’s Chili Bowl says removing Bill Cosby mural wasn’t a response to controversy. [WAMU]

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

  • Gerald Addison is the new chef at Compass Rose. [WCP]

  • Why some people are boycotting Taylor Gourmet. [Post]

  • Glen’s Garden Market offsets its non-local food sales with donations. [Washingtonian]

  • This year’s Sips & Suppers event got political. [Eater]

  • The best winter beers from area breweries. [Thrillist]

  • It looks like Abunai Poke has found a permanent home. [PoPville]

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

  • Ben Carson, Donald Trump, and Congress may reduce housing assistance. [GGW]

  • D.C.-area homeowners are spending more of their earnings on mortgages. [UrbanTurf]

  • More residential development coming to historic alley in Hill East. [WBJ]

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