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A group of black, Latino, and Native American leaders stood with their backs to FedEx Field Monday night to protest the Washington football team’s offensive name.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • The D.C. government told attorney general candidate Paul Zukerberg to stop campaigning for the position. [WAMU]
  • A supermajority of D.C. councilmembers said it would support legislation to give the city’s minimum wage a big boost to $11.50 over three years. Mayor Vince Gray, however, supports a more modest proposal to raise the minimum wage from its current rate of $8.25 to $10.00. [Post]
  • Local food banks are struggling to meet high demands this holiday season. [WJLA]
  • D.C.’s insurance commissioner, who was fired for questioning President Barack Obama‘s announcement to allow some insurance plans to be renewed for 2014 despite not complying with the Affordable Care Act, said he did what he “thought to be right in my role as the District’s top insurance official.” [WBJ]

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

People Issue: ICYMI, we asked, they answered—20 interviews with people who make D.C. what it is. And pick up a print copy for all the gorgeous portraits.

End of the Tunnel?: Navy Yard residents are speaking out against a proposal to reconstruct the Virginia Avenue Tunnel that they say would pose environmental and safety hazards to the residential community.

Minimum Majority: A poll found that two-thirds of District residents support a $12.50 minimum wage hike.

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

  • D.C. Council committee gives the OK to $11.50 minimum wage. [WAMUPost]
  • Poll shows residents backing $12.50 wage. [LL]
  • Fire chief hires former Prince George’s chief as his No. 2. [Times]
  • Office of Campaign Finance tells Paul Zukerberg to stop running for attorney general. [WAMU]
  • Audit gives fire department mixed review. [Post]
  • Marion Barry turkey giveaway set for this morning. [NBC 4]
  • New Supercans! [Post]
  • Researchers will consider how effective D.C.’s speed cams are. [WAMU]
  • Congress sets a date for Height Act hearing. [Housing Complex]
  • Pigskins name protested outside FedEx Field. [Post]

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

  • Consultant sought for RFK Stadium redevelopment. [Post]
  • Zoning Commission explores making Inclusionary Zoning units more affordable. [GGW]
  • The U.S. Patent Office could soon have another new landlord. [WBJ]
  • Holiday season strains food banks. [WJLA]
  • Most Washingtonians support a $12.50 minimum wage. [LL]
  • Want the best seats in Minibar on New Year’s Eve? It’ll cost you $3,000. [Y&H]
  • Council committee approves bill to give extra school funding for at-risk students. [Post]
  • Today on the market: 28-apartment Mount Pleasant building—$4,800,000

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypape

  • Who is #STICKMAN? [Mixed Media District]
  • White House denies it’s banning movie screenings because of Academy Award politics. Also: How influential are those VIP screenings anyway? [Post]
  • A silent disco is coming to Metro this weekend. [DCist]
  • And yarn-bombing is coming to Brookland. *Forehead slap* [Post]
  • Kathleen Hanna name-drops D.C.’s Priests (and says other cool things) in this interview. [Brightest Young Things]
  • National Cathedral to start charging admission in 2014. [AP]
  • Chris Brown will reappear in D.C. court in January. [AP]
  • Farewell, local emo band Monument. [DCist]
  • Donations, not taxpayers, paid for the Capitol Christmas Tree. [Washington Times]

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

  • Local chefs and mixologists share Thanksgiving traditions and recipes. [BYT]
  • Chef Rob Rubba joins Tallula and EatBar. [NoVa Mag]
  • Last-minute Thanksgiving dinner reservations [Eater]
  • Ten places to take hungry and thirsty visitors [Post]
  • La Piquette planning to open in Cleveland Park this week. [PoPville]
  • Bourbon Steak has a turducken sandwich. [Zagat]
  • Clyde’s Restaurant Group asks employees to sign petition against tipped minimum wage bill. [DCist]