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Mayor Vince Gray may not have called his ouster Muriel Bowser to say congratulations, but the two did hug it out this morning at the Democratic party’s Unity Breakfast. Gray has yet to say whether he would support Bowser in the general election. To be fair, though, Bowser had said during the campaign that if Gray had won the primary, she would not support him in the general election.


  • Singer Chris Brown is serving time in a Los Angeles jail but was escorted by federal marshals Thursday afternoon to D.C. to face a misdemeanor assault charge. [ABC News]
  • The exhaustive search for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd at Kenilworth Park has concluded, and Police Chief Cathy Lanier said it is “heart-wrenchingly frustrating” that they still don’t have any answers as to where she could be. [City Desk]
  • The children of Medric Mills grilled the fire chief over their father’s death at a community meeting last night. [City Desk]
  • Mayor Vince Gray presented his final budget to lawmakers Thursday. [Housing Complex]
  • A Maryland House Committee has voted to stall on moving forward legislation that would decriminalize marijuana. [WAMU]


Election Issue: Our post-election Election Issue is on stands and online today. Read it to find out what’s next in D.C. politics, how Muriel Bowser sealed her victory, and what Mayor Vince Gray’s sad last day on the campaign trail looked like.

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

  • Vince Gray won’t call Muriel Bowser. [Post]
  • But Miss Manners thinks he should. [WAMU]
  • Police stop Kenilworth Park search for Relisha Rudd. [Post, WAMU]
  • Gray does a David Letterman–style Top 10 list. [Post]
  • Youths go on one-day crime spree. [Post]
  • What will happen to Kaya Henderson? [Post]
  • Fight ahead over budget [Times]
  • Trans-friendly bathroom campaign starts. [Blade]
  • D.C. not educating adults, according to report. [WAMU]

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

  • What Muriel Bowser means for education, and what education means for Bowser in November. [GGE]
  • TechWorld, arguably D.C.’s ugliest office complex, is sold. [WBJ]
  • A combination bike/coffee shop is coming to the Monroe Street Market. [PoPville]
  • The D.C. area has too many apartments and not enough condos. [UrbanTurf]
  • It’s official: NCPC rejects Frank Gehry design for Eisenhower Memorial. [WJLA]
  • Three possible versions of the future Florida Avenue. [DCist]
  • Own a house near the future Purple Line? You’re in luck. [Bethesda Now]
  • Today on the market: Bloomingdale 1BR condo—$359,000

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

  • Arena Stage’s Camp David revives Jimmy Carter‘s reputation—or at least gets people talking about him again. [Times]
  • The Pop art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum is darker than it looks. [Express]
  • Studio Theatre strikes Hir from its 2014-2015 season due to director mix-up. [Playbill]
  • If you’ve ever wanted to see your member of Congress bop around to Hanson, you should have been at the Grammys on the Hill Awards. [Post]
  • Chris Brown will grace our city with his presence once again as he’s tried for assault. [DCist]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Limepocalypse threatens your margaritas. [Post]
  • Top 10 all-you-can eat buffets around D.C. [Thrillist]
  • Ten irresponsible fun drinks from antiquity [BYT]
  • DC Brau will celebrate its three-year anniversary at Meridian Pint. [DC Beer]
  • Deth Khaiaphone is the new chef de cuisine at Doi Moi. [Eater]
  • Where to drink punch [Zagat]
  • Meet four chefs who didn’t go to culinary school. [Express]