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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.


  • 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]


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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Muriel Bowser spends big on her race in the final days of the campaign. [LLPost]
  • 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, WAMUPost]
  • Bikeshare takeover could be good news for the District. [Housing ComplexPost]

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

  • 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? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.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? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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]