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As women marched, greater Washington’s troubled transit agency hosted more than one million riders, making Saturday the second-busiest day in Metro’s history and its busiest Saturday of all time. Only Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration brought more riders.


  • D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will give Metro the money it needs for its next budget. [Post]

  • Martha’s Table is collecting partially used SmarTrip cards to distribute to needy. [WTOP]

  • District robbers apparently did not take the long weekend off. [Post]

  • Six police officers injured and 217 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day. [Post]

  • Man sucker-punches white nationalist movement spokesperson on camera. [Post]

  • Street vendor who peddles goods nationwide reflects on inauguration sales. [WBJ]

  • Inauguration cleanup may take more than a month. [NBC4]

  • Breaniya Todd, 12, has been missing since Jan. 6. [WUSA]

  • Sadie Adams, 13, has been missing since Jan. 13. [WUSA]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • Charlie Brotman didn’t announce the inauguration for the first time since 1957, but he did get to welcome the Women’s March. [NBC4]

  • MPD Interim Chief Peter Newsham credits his force for preserving order. [Post]

  • Let there be peace: no arrests at Women’s March On Washington. [DCist]

  • D.C. police seize guns downtown. [Post]

  • While MPD is sued for Inauguration Day tactics. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • The impact of Mark Rothko paintings in two very different rooms. [Post]

  • Listen to a new song by Young Rapids. [DC Music Download]

  • D.C. theaters opened its doors as a safe space for women’s marchers. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Anthems for our new regime: Listen to the Trumpster Fire EP from the mysterious artist known as Toilet Baby. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Buttercream Bakeshop was asked to replicate Obama’s exact inaugural cake. [Post]

  • Georgetown’s ‘Trump bump’ isn’t a guarantee. [Washingtonian]

  • Restaurants capitalizing on Trump’s presidency using food and drink. [Paste]

  • Here is where senators like to dine. [OpenTable]

  • A dining guide for Falls Church in Northern Virginia. [Arlington Mag]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, byAndrew Giambrone (tips?

  • General Services Administration still mum on ethics of lease for Trump’s D.C. hotel. [AP]

  • While citizens group sues Trump for violating “emoluments clause.” [Post]

  • District realtors say Trump’s election has boosted local high-end home sales. [UrbanTurf]

  • Central Dupont Circle building occupied by Italian restaurant sells for $5 million. [Bisnow]

  • D.C. government backs two new affordable housing projects in Wards 7 and 8. [Twitter]

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