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Behold the Metro fare gates of the future (but don’t use your Apple device yet). [@AdamTuss]

Muriel Bowser plans to tweak the school-assignment system in January. [WAMU]

Smithsonian unveils 20-year, $2 billion Mall overhaul plan. [Arts Desk]

In addition to Shaw, Wizards eye Ballston and Crystal City for practice facility. [Post]

Big JBG project next to Nationals Park gets favorable reaction from Zoning Commission. [JDLand]

Where black bar owners are thriving in D.C., and where they aren’t [CityLab]

Sign of the times: Lego bike lanes. [Streetsblog]

Today on the market: 2BR Mount Pleasant condo—-$445,000