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A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

Child-care providers in poor D.C. neighborhoods fear the paid leave law will leave them so strapped that they’ll have to shutter.


  • The Women’s March on Washington has secured a permit to protest. [AP]

  • Every D.C. police patrol officer you meet is now wearing a body camera. [Post, NBC4]

  • Family of Terrence Sterling sues D.C. police for $50 million. [NBC4, ABC7]

  • Federal grand jury adds two more charges against Comet Ping Pong gunman. [Post]

  • A former Metro Transit Police officer is accused of supporting the Islamic state. [Post]

  • D.C. United has more work to do if it wants to build its soccer stadium. [WBJ]

  • Pigskins Coach Jay Gruden says Pierre Garcon is his most consistent player. [AP]

  • Meet Howard University Hospital’s new CEO. [WBJ]

  • Speed on Alabama Avenue, and the ticket will come in the mail. [NBC4]

  • Sidwell Friends School now owns the nursing home next door, displacing elderly. [Post]

  • Video of veterans telling their combat stories at an open mic night in Georgetown. [WUSA]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Liz Garrigan (tips? lgarrigan@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Vincent Gray scraps with Mayor Muriel Bowser over crime rates. [FOX5]

  • Good transportation news exists: Streetcar ridership is up. [GGW]

  • But Metro’s board votes for another two years of no late-night service. [WAMU, Post]

  • Heads roll at Metro after derailment investigation finds falsified records. [Post]

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

  • Check out our latest Sleigher entry, Big Freedia’s “Rudy the Booty Reindeer.” [WCP]

  • Pop-up piano performances will grace Dupont Circle Friday. [Borderstan]

  • La La Land reinvigorates the modern musical. [WCP]

  • New options for visiting the African American Museum. [The Hill Rag]

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

  • Donald Trump must submit to deposition in José Andrés lawsuit. [Washingtonian]

  • Nightclub that wouldn’t host pro-Trump inauguration event faces threats. [Post]

  • Offshoot of Nantucket restaurant Millie’s is coming to Spring Valley. [Eater]

  • Twists on eggnog to try this holiday season. [DC Refined]

  • National cook shortage is wrecking American restaurants. [Thrillist]

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

  • Ward 1 Councilmember and advocates expose de facto unlicensed hotel. [WCP, WAMU]

  • Zoning officials advance toward final vote on proposed D.C. United stadium. [UrbanTurf]

  • Donald Trump’s commerce secretary pick readies to buy $12 million home. [UrbanTurf]

  • Learn about many of the District’s historic buildings with this new interactive map. [GGW]

  • The historic Carnegie Library will reopen soon after officials treated mold. [Curbed DC]

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