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The speculation is over: D.C. will not host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The U.S. Olympic Committee selected Boston instead.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • D.C. Republicans (heard of them?) are in the midst of a bitter leadership clash. [Loose Lips]
  • Jack Requa will be WMATA’s interim general manager. [Post]
  • The streetcar has been in at least nine accidents since October. [NBC4]
  • A D.C. elementary school teacher won the $25,000 Milken Educator Award. [ABC7]

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

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • A look inside the city’s warming shelters for the homeless. [Post]
  • Phil Mendelson defends the loss of a standalone economic development committee. [WBJ]
  • Mixed-use project near Union Market expands. [UrbanTurf]
  • JBG reverses course again, turns U Street condo project back into rentals. [WBJ]
  • A road that disappeared long ago still leaves its mark on D.C. [GGW]
  • A 100-unit mixed-use project is planned for the west end of H Street NE. [UrbanTurf]
  • Housing Authority asks for flexibility in Navy Yard affordable housing configuration. [JDLand]
  • The contributory negligence bill, in one simple chart. [WashCycle]
  • Today on the market: Petite Trinidad rowhouse in need of rehab—-$299,900

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Cynthia Connolly‘s ongoing photo series of old typeface signs were acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum. [CityLab]
  • A Q&A with MacArthur “genius” Tarell McCraney, whose musical about a young gay man at a prestigious black prep school, Choir Boy, is now showing at Studio Theatre. [Metro Weekly]
  • Express Rudi Greenberg binge-watches the first season of Friends for the first time, has some thoughts [Express]
  • Listen to Ricky Eat Acid‘s frantic-yet-subdued new electro track, “Context” [D.C. Music Download]
  • In honor of Sen. Barbara Boxer‘s retirement, a collection of her TV cameos [Post]
  • A review of the magic show The Illusionists at the Kennedy Center [Post]

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

  • Surfside opens 24-hour taco stand. [Eater]
  • Kapnos chef George Pagonis makes Top Chef‘s final four. [Washingtonian]
  • A look inside the Pitch sports bar in Petworth. [PoPville]
  • How a brawl at the New Zanzibar got Heritage India’s liquor license suspended [Post]
  • Where to go for Winter Restaurant Week. [DCist]
  • Dish of the week: Bul‘s seafood pancake [Express]
  • Pinkberry hopes to reopen D.C.-area locations. [WBJ]