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Grant Dosunmu, a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High, was shot dead in his Jaguar Sunday night in upper Northwest. He was 21 years old. Two hours earlier in Chevy Chase D.C., five young men carjacked a woman at gunpoint. D.C. Police have not yet identified suspects.


  • Multiple protest groups say National Park Service is blocking free speech by delaying inauguration day permit approvals. [NBC4]

  • The Pizzagate gunman’s mom loves him. [Post]

  • Georgetown loses a 23-year jewelry shop and its American Apparel store. [WBJ]

  • Obama leases office space in Foggy Bottom. He plans to work on redistricting. [WBJ]

  • Beloved Barbara Mikulskibegins her goodbyes. [Post]

  • Two passengers walk the tracks after a Metro train separates near Twinbrook. [Post]

  • Arlington County has Airbnb rules now. You need a permit. [WBJ, WAMU]

  • Middle class zoning tactics to keep poor kids out of their good schools. [GGW]

  • The man who killed 16-year-old Breyona McMillian was high and mis-aimed. [NBC4]


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

  • Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham, on getting guns off the streets. [WTOP]

  • CM David Grosso wants to make buses free. [GGW]

  • Valerie Jarrett to speak tomorrow at vigil honoring gun violence victims. [The Hill Rag]

  • Takoma Park bags the plastic. [WAMU]

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

  • Check out photos of Flasherand Swim Team at Black Cat. [WCP]

  • Starting Dec. 19, the African American Museum will have same-day passes available online. [Post, WTOP]

  • At the Leica Store DC, Renato D’Agostin‘s stark black-and-white images make a powerful statement. [WCP]

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

  • Ashok Bajaj is opening a second Bindaas. [Washingtonian]

  • Tredici Enoteca opens today in the St. Gregory Hotel. [Eater]

  • Why you can run your food business from home. [Post]

  • An across-the-river edible gift guide. [Arlington Mag]

  • American Tap Room no longer open in Rockville. [Bethesda Beat]

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

  • Home sales in the D.C. metro area set a seven-year record last month. [Post]

  • George Washington University sells a hotel on New Hampshire Avenue NW. [WBJ]

  • Mixed-use project including a co-working space set for Bloomingdale. [Washingtonian]

  • National Children’s Center Inc. sells 2.6 acres in Northwest to Christian group. [WBJ]

  • The 10 most popular locations in the District for Instagramming. [Curbed DC]

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