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Annual homicide rate up in 2013. [Times, Post]

The D.C. politics quotes of 2013, with a certain bribe-taking pol at the top. [LL]

Today’s the deadline for nominating signatures. Here’s A look at the races. [WAMU]

Post columnist Robert McCartney calls the mayor’s race for Muriel Bowser. [Post]

Tommy WellsDavid Grosso to oppose new OSSE head Jesus Aguirre‘s nomination. [Post]

Lotto contract wrangling could cost D.C. $300,000. [Post]

Demerits and commendations in the annual D.C. statehood “Hoodie” awards [51st State]

New traffic cams will issue tickets next month. [Times]

Feds get smaller transit benefit, bigger parking benefit. [WAMU]

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