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The Capital Weather Gang is celebrating the D.C. region’s November heat wave, encouraging those excited by nearly 80 degree temperatures to enjoy the warmest day D.C. is likely to see until next spring. If being able to walk around in early November without a jacket fills you with a sense of existential dread, lean in to those feelings by reading updates from the UN climate change conference taking place this week in Egypt. 

D.C. didn’t break its record high temperature of 80 degrees on Sunday, but the warmer weather is sticking around into this afternoon, so today’s temperature records (77 degrees at National and BWI airports, 76 degrees at Dulles) could be reset. Dress accordingly.

Another Unsettling Shooting

Two teenagers were shot near the King-Greenleaf Recreation Center in Southwest on Sunday afternoon. The boys were conscious and transported to a local trauma center; they were the fourth and fifth minors to be shot in D.C. since Friday. Two other boys were shot near the 400 block of O Street NW on Saturday; 15-year-old Makai Green was shot and killed a few blocks away, near the 700 block of N Street NW, on Friday afternoon.

Although violent crime is down 5 percent compared to this point in 2021 according to Metropolitan Police Department records, the shooting of youth remains discomfiting. Friends and former teammates of 14-year-old Antoine Manning gathered Thursday to remember the 14-year-old football player who was shot and killed on Halloween. “Why does this keep happening?” a teammate asked.

Vote Notes

Early voting centers in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia have closed, but there’s still plenty of time to make your voice heard. If you’ve got a mail ballot, you can leave it in any of the District’s 55 drop boxes until 8 p.m. tomorrow night. Prefer to cast your vote in person? D.C. residents can vote from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at any vote center, regardless of the ward in which you live. 

Caroline Jones (tips? cjones@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • To see today’s COVID-19 data, visit our coronavirus tracker.
  • Six Metrorail stations on the Blue Line south of National Airport are now open after weeks of closures for construction. Rehabilitation work on the Yellow Line will continue. [NBC Washington]
  • Protestors opposing fighting and mass atrocities in the Tigray region of Ethiopia closed portions of the 14th Street Bridge on Sunday, days after Ethiopian and Tigrayan leaders signed a truce that would end their civil war. [Post, WUSA9]
  • The National Zoo received two new female elephants, Nhi Linh, 9, and her mother, Trong Nhi, 19. Zoo staff hope the two will produce new calves with male elephant Spike. [Post, Smithsonian]

By City Paper staff (tips? editor@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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Board of Elections Rejects Silverman’s Challenge of Campaign Finance Sanction

The Board of Elections did not side with claims that a ruling that Elissa Silverman […]

  • Election Day is nearly here, with resolutions coming for the heated at-large Council race, the city’s (second) vote on eliminating the tipped minimum wage, and more. What’s on voters’ minds as they head to the polls? [Post]
  • Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh and At-Large Councilmember Christina Henderson want the D.C. government to stop doing business with a charter bus company after one of its drivers crashed while intoxicated. Chancellor Lewis Ferebee says he’s working on the issue and overhauling other safety protocols to ensure something similar doesn’t happen again. [WTOP, Post]
  • The head of D.C.’s embattled 911 call center, Karima Holmes, says she’s making progress at reforming the agency despite persistent reports of problems dispatching emergency services to the right places. Holmes, who is up for Council confirmation for her second tenure leading the Office of Unified Communications, insists that “D.C. 911 is not broken.” [WUSA]

By Alex Koma (tips? akoma@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Korean restaurant Magpie and the Tiger opened at the beginning of this year, but closed after just seven months. Now chef Caleb Jang and his wife and business partner, Roren Choi, are coming back for a monthlong pop-up on H Street NE called Gachi Gachi. [Washingtonian]
  • Is Wagshal’s trying to bribe workers to return to downtown offices with sandwiches? The legendary deli is opening a 5,000-square-foot “bodega” at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW in late 2023. [WTOP]
  • A $6.6 million grant is aimed at adding healthy food options in wards 7 and 8. [WTOP]
  • Grillfish, downtown, and the Pig, in Logan Circle, will close Saturday, Nov. 12. [Eater]

By City Paper staff (tips? editor@washingtoncitypaper.com)

Local R&B Performer Alex Vaughn Is an Artist on the Rise

Prince George’s County native and AV Sessions founder Alex Vaughn will perform her debut album […]

  • Antonio Michael Woodard discusses what it’s been like playing Emmett Till in Ifa Bayeza’s three-part opus, The Till Trilogy, playing at Atlas Performing Arts Center through Nov. 20. [DC Theater Arts]
  • A collection of photos from 1978-1980 showcase the rock and country icons that came through D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • Nope, Taylor Swift is still not coming to D.C. [DCist]

By Sarah Marloff (tips? smarloff@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Despite a 20-17 loss against Minnesota on Sunday, Commanders fans were surprisingly hopeful after news broke last week that owner Dan Snyder hired an investment bank to consider selling the team. [Post]
  • Snyder will reportedly ask $7 billion for the team. [Twitter]
  • The Astros denied ex-Nat Bryce Harper his first World Series championship with a 4-1 Game 6 victory. But former Nats’ manager Dusty Baker notched his first championship as a skipper. [Post, Federal Baseball]
  • Maryland women’s basketball lost several players that took them to the Sweet Sixteen last year. But head coach Brenda Frese has been in a rebuilding posture before. [WTOP]

By City Paper staff (tips? editor@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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