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People protesting the St. Louis County grand jury’s decision to not charge police officer Darren Wilson with shooting and killing unarmed black teen Michael Brown blocked traffic on I-395 near the 3rd Street Tunnel Sunday afternoon. Dozens of people blocked the road and eight people were arrested.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Here are eight pieces of Marion Barry‘s D.C. that highlight his successes and failures and what he left behind. [Washington Post]
- House Republicans introduced legislation to ban traffic cameras in D.C. [Washington Times]
- Should Ben’s Chili Bowl paint over its big Bill Cosby mural? [Washington Post]
- In D.C., some Walmart workers went on strike and protested for higher wages on Black Friday. [WAMU]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Marion Barry, remembered by his friends and sometimes foes [WCP]
- Barry memorial and funeral events set for later this week. [LL, WAMU, Times, Post]
- Jack Evans hits a pedestrian in his car, but says she’s fine. [Fox 5]
- Barry’s troubled time on the D.C. Council [LL]
- Bill from outgoing Republicans would outlaw speed cameras in the District. [Times]
- Muriel Bowser transition team announces open houses. [WAMU]
- Post ed board: Check out tax breaks in the D.C. United stadium deal. [Post]
- District continues to monitor potential Ebola-exposed travelers. [WBJ]
- Possible Wizards practice facility in Shaw gets a chilly reception in the neighborhood. [Post]
- Remembering the 1994 shooting at Metropolitan Police Department headquarters [City Desk]
- Churchgoers fret over the streetcar. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- D.C. Olympics boosters try to downplay political discord. [AP]
- So far this year, 482 pedestrians and cyclists have been hit by cars. [DCist]
- Jack Evans is responsible for one of them. [FoxDC]
- D.C.-New York travelers have shifted rapidly from air to rail. [CityLab]
- Southwest plan would improve streets, but maybe not enough. [WashCycle]
- How new highways nearly destroyed sections of town [Ghosts of DC]
- Today on the market: End-unit rowhouse off U Street NW—-$1,800,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Why Ben’s Chili Bowl should get rid of its mural of Bill Cosby [Post]
- New music from Black Clouds, Fellow Creatures, Asheru, and Pentamon [DCist]
- Painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby won the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s contemporary art prize. [Post]
- Theater J artistic director Ari Roth says the DCJCC canceled his Voices From a Changing Middle East festival over concerns for conservative donors. [Washingtonian]
- What a Smithsonian paleontologist thinks of the new Jurassic Park trailer [Post]
- The National Portrait Gallery asked the public to vote on three pieces for its “Recognize” wall, and a portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe won handily. [Post]
- What President Obama bought at Politics & Prose on Saturday [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Five new health conscious menus in D.C. [Zagat]
- Five brunch spots to taste the globe [Post]
- Daniel Boulud‘s D.C. DBGB doesn’t live up to its New York counterpart. [Washingtonian]
- Ice cream sandwich business, Milk Cult, finds a permanent home in D.C. [Eater]
- Holiday place setting guide [BYT]
- Nagomi Izakaya opens with donburi. [Post]
- Different kinds of alcohol don’t get you different kinds of drunk. [VICE]