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Security will be increased at various federal buildings throughout D.C. and the country as a “precautionary step,” the Department of Homeland Security announced. DHS would not say which buildings would receive heightened security and what the measures would be. The announcement comes a week after a gunman fatally shot a Canadian soldier and then stormed into Parliament.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The family of an Options Public Charter School teen filed an $11 million suit against the school and others after a substitute teacher performed oral sex on the student. [Washington Post]
- The D.C. Council passed legislation Tuesday permanently legalizing ride share services like uberX and Lyft in the city. [City Desk]
- An unmanned rocket headed to resupply the International Space Station blew up last night a few seconds after liftoff from Wallops Island, Va. [Washington Post]
- More women fear they may have been recorded by the Georgetown rabbi who has been charged with multiple counts of voyeurism. [News4]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Bike Coup: The company that manages Capital Bikeshare was sold—-and that’s probably good news for D.C.
Rolling Ads: The quixotic campaign to block marijuana legalization Nov. 4 is hitting ad space on buses.
We’re In Kansas: Thanks to the Onion, Adams Morgan’s Tryst is now in Kansas.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Muriel Bowser spends big on her race in the final days of the campaign. [LL, Post]
- Kenyan McDuffie endorses frontrunner Karl Racine in the attorney general race. [LL]
- Bus ads warn of giant smoking joint replacing the Washington Monument if Initiative 71 succeeds. [LL]
- Aggressive ethics board makes Bowser’s ethics bill not look so bad. [Post]
- McDuffie’s affordable housing bill succeeds in face of Vince Gray‘s opposition. [Housing Complex]
- Bowser, David Catania go on Fox 5. [Fox 5, Fox 5]
- Post editorial board makes its State Board of Education picks. [Post]
- Courtland Milloy: Barry Farm development is just about dispersing residents. [Post]
- At-large candidate Courtney Snowden says someone is polling on her sexuality, but there’s no evidence so far about who’s behind it. [Blade]
- Council backs rideshare law. [Times, City Desk, WAMU, Post]
- Bikeshare takeover could be good news for the District. [Housing Complex, Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- An FAQ on McMillan [WBJ]
- Cathy Lanier for Secret Service chief? [WJLA]
- A tour of a $10.5 million Georgetown townhouse [WSJ]
- Conversion of Georgetown’s Latham Hotel to micro-units get zoning approval. [UrbanTurf]
- GSA offers to swap Navy Yard building for infrastructure work near St. Elizabeths. [WBJ]
- Housing prices skyrocket in Hillcrest. [UrbanTurf]
- What a pricey downtown sale means for D.C.’s office market [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Brightwood brick house in need of repairs—-$497,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Photos from Washington City Paper‘s Furniteur and Laughing Man concert at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center [D.C. Music Download]
- The 9:30 Club’s Seth Hurwitz on dealing with entitled music agents: “Do you watch Entourage? You know Ari? That’s what I deal with all day, and that’s the better ones.” [Washingtonian]
- How one of D.C.’s best-known directors, Aaron Posner, started a fruitful creative partnership with a fellow Northwestern grad, playwright Laura Eason [Post]
- Local hardcore act GIVE wants to trade the serious, black-clad punk scene of yore for flowers and positivity. [Bandwidth]
- Jake Gyllenhaal made local college students freak out a little when he showed up at a Georgetown screening of Nightcrawler. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- D.C. beer gurus pick their favorite pumpkin beers. [Zagat]
- How to turn a pumpkin into a beer keg [Washingtonian]
- Drafting Table neighbors cut the cable feed. [CityLab]
- Bluejacket has produced 115 beers to date. [Eater]
- Willie’s Brew & Que features smoked ice. [Post]
- Port of Piraeus cafe near Franklin Park closes. [PoPville]
- Trummer’s Coffee & Wine Bar coming to Gainesville, Va. [NoVa Mag]
- The right way to drink coffee, Portlandia-style [IFC]