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Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, Kaya Henderson, says the firing of popular Wilson High Principal Peter Cahall is final, despite student objections to his involuntary exit.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser named more top aides to her incoming administration and confirmed that she will be keeping Cathy Lanier as police chief and Kaya Henderson as head of schools. [Washington Post]
  • A Gallaudet University student was arrested for going on a wild car ride Saturday through campus and hitting a firefighter. [Washington Post]
  • A water main break closed some busy Metro stations and wreaked havoc for morning commuters downtown. [Housing Complex]
  • A man died while waiting for an ambulance on the 2700 block of K Street NW, though authorities say the emergency call was handled and dispatched appropriately. [News4]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

#BlackLivesMatter: Thousands of people turned out this weekend to march to the Capitol and demonstrate against police brutality in the United States.

Party Time: Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser has raised more than $800,000 for her inauguration party fund.

Losing Control: How landlords get around rent control laws and jack up rent.

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

  • Muriel Bowser’s inauguration committee rakes in cash from donors who have an interest in her new administration. [LL]
  • Bowser appoints new deputy mayors. [PostPost]
  • Forrester Construction agrees to pay $2.15 million over tactics revealed by WCP. [LLPost, AP]
  • With school lottery ahead, Bowser stays quiet. [WAMU]
  • Local crank grumpy. [Times]
  • More on Bowser’s Olympic pitch. [WAMU]
  • Donald Trump‘s name will not be “too ostentatious” on the Old Post Office. [WBJ]
  • Kaya Henderson‘s says Wilson High’s principal’s firing is final. [LL]
  • Insurers want to appeal D.C. Health Link case. [WBJ]
  • Peaceoholics helped young woman graduate from college. [Post]
  • Letter: Why fire Wilson High principal? [Post]

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

  • Muriel Bowser names deputies to oversee schools and homeless services. [Post]
  • Sorry, Ralph Nader: The West End Library redevelopment is underway. [WBJ]
  • Forrester Construction settles for more than $2 million in CBE fraud case. [LL]
  • DDOT will begin redoing the troubled 15th/W/New Hampshire NW intersection in February. [WashCycle]
  • Hill East residents feel shut out of Olympic bid planning. [DCist]
  • The latest setback for Uber: France is banning its low-cost service. [NYT]
  • The New York Times has a skewed sense of gentrification. [CityLab]
  • Today on the market: Renovated brick house in Woodridge—-$649,950

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

  • It’s a Christmas cabaret smackdown! Who will win—-Signature Theatre’s Holiday Follies or MetroStage’s A Broadway Christmas Carol? [Arts Desk]
  • The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has a new chief curator: Stephane Aquin, from the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. [Post]
  • lowercase letters show off a stronger, sultrier sound on a new full-length release. [Arts Desk]
  • Local folk musician Marian McLaughlin quotes AC/DC on finding financial success as a musician. [DCist]
  • Listen to D.C. trio Sansyou‘s collab with Brooklyn’s the New Lines, a tribute to a polluted waterway, “Gowanus Canal Field Inspection.” [Bandwidth]

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

  • Eight Hanukkah eating and drinking options [Washingtonian]
  • What D.C. chefs crave during the holidays [DCist]
  • Black and Orange closes in Dupont. [PoPville]
  • Is Nobu in talks for a D.C. restaurant? [WBJ]
  • The hottest restaurant openings and trends of 2014 [Zagat]
  • Where to celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes [Eater]
  • Water & Wall will do a noodle pop-up beginning Jan. 5. [NoVa Mag]