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(by Lydia DePillis)

A new lease on life for the Watergate Hotel. [WSJ]

Arena Stage architects to design Randall School. [DCist]

Minnesota-Benning mixed use project is off to the races. [DCMud]

WIll Georgetown have fewer problems with neighbors in the Blue Ridge Mountains? [VoxPop]

Metro invests in new cars. [Examiner]

Examiner owner invests in luxury trains. [Portfolio]

Wait, this is surprising? And disappointing? [WSJ]

A very handy cheat sheet (we’ll hold you to those predictions!). [GM]

Today on the market: Corner lot on Eastern Ave.