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Around 8 p.m. last night, for the second time in less than 24 hours, Catholic University issued a shelter-in-place order while D.C. police and the school’s public safety department investigated a report of an alleged armed person on campus. The police located this person about an hour later, saying, “The situation was resolved without incident.”


  • Residents of the Harriet Tubman shelter on the campus of D.C. General said there weren’t enough working toilets for them to use, before the city fixed them Tuesday afternoon. [WJLA]
  • Federal prisons in the D.C. area are acutely understaffed and under-equipped, union employees say. [NBC4]
  • Among other transit-safety measures, the D.C. Council is considering legislation that would allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs. [City Desk, WAMU]
  • A new analysis finds that children in Wards 5, 7, and 8 are being left behind in D.C.’s economic growth. [City Desk]
  • WAMU 88.5, NPR’s local station, is about to see some big programming changes next year. [DCist, Post]


  • “Housemade” Menus: Which D.C. restaurants use and/or abuse the word “housemade” on their menus?
  • Ceviche & Pisco Bar: Nazca Mochica, a new Peruvian restaurant located at 1633 P St. NW, is now open.
  • Free-ish Jazz: Trio OOO “manages a rhythmic convergence” on its new album, Days To Be Told. Listen.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Muriel Bowser, governors want joint trade trip. [Post]
  • Councilmembers talk traffic calming. [WAMU]
  • Is the District’s corporate tax dropping enough? [WBJ]
  • Less Kojo Nnamdi in your life, but The Politics Hour [DCist]
  • Bikes could get a break in traffic. [City Desk]

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

  • Logic drops by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform “Fade Away.” [Complex]
  • Meet Sierra Roundtree, a 14-year-old DJ making moves in the District. [DCist]
  • Listen to the debut album from free-jazz trio Trio OOO. [Arts Desk]
  • Not making the trek to the new Washington Post building: books by employees. [Washingtonian]
  • Sorry Hamilton fans, the fall tour of the hit musical won’t premiere in D.C. [Post]
  • Rapper Ras Nebyu explains the philosophy of “slizzatrism.” [Bandwidth]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Tom Sietsema searches for America’s best food cities in… D.C.! [Post]
  • A dozen restaurants’ takes on s’mores [Eater]
  • Where to dine for Christmas Eve [Washingtonian]
  • Ten D.C. chefs to watch in 2016 [Thrillist]
  • The 10 most anticipated winter restaurant openings [Zagat]
  • Pennsylvania 6 launches lunch. [PoPville]
  • Divino Grill on 17th Street NW “closed for renovation.” [Borderstan]