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Small world: Jeff Thompson‘s network includes Marion Barry’s former drug supplier [WAMU]

Robert Spagnoletti, Gray’s ethical board pick says he’s won’t be conflicted, not trying to position himself for 2014 AG’s race [Times]

Irv Nathan calling out “pay to play” culture [Post]

Fire department playing firehouse roulette? No, says dept spox [Statter 911]

New education boss Phil Mendelson wastes no time: “DCPS has proved it is insensitive to due process.” [Examiner]

Barry now on board with streetcar [Examiner]

DC’s wayward billboards could cost $10 million [HC]

District wants to control its own school buses [BLT]