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District Line Daily: Pigskins by a Snout

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How about those Pigskins? The team narrowly beat the New York Giants last night, 17-16, which means they're now tied for second place in the NFC East.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Metro overspends overtime budget by 62 percent. [Examiner]
  • Bikeshare station shortage slows program's growth. [Post]
  • Rocking throwing won't stop Metro buses. [Post]

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

Photo of the Day: Sunday, The Cemetery.

Partnered Health: Chartered Health Plan, the Medicaid managed organization owned by under-investigation D.C. financier Jeff Thompson, is in receivership. So why is it throwing $30,000 parties?

Worst Metro Trip Ever: On Saturday night, a D.C. man was threatened with a machete on the S bus, only after he was vomited on. Commiserate.

New Restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle: The former general manager at Shaw's Tavern plans to open a new restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle.

Art and Diplomacy: After a week of Art in Embassies performances and installations, it's worth asking: Can art advance diplomacy?

Swap Meet: The FBI could trade its Hoover Building for a spot in the suburbs.

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Jeff Thompson's Chartered about to be sold. [Post]
  • City coughs up almost no details about the sale, including what happened to missing $4 million. [WBJ]
  • CFO's criminal investigator is a parking-law breaker. [Examiner]
  • No time for campaign finance reform this year, says Mendo. [Post]
  • Brick your stolen cellphone. [Times]
  • Southeast bus routes won't be cancelled because of rock-throwing. [Post]
  • City should provide financial support to grandparent guardians. [WAMU]

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

  • Prince George's, Fairfax counties lick chops at prospect of FBI HQ. [WJLA]
  • Jair Lynch readies mixed-use development on 600 block of H Street NE. [WBJ]
  • David Alpert, anti-fearmonger on zoning changes. [GGW]
  • Meet the new Dupont escalators, same as the old escalators. [DCist]
  • The Trump hotel plans mean goodbye to the Old Post Office's current tenants. [HuffPost DC]
  • New Columbia Heights condo building will open in April. [UrbanTurf]
  • A few blocks a way, a developer plans a mixed-use project in an alley. [Park View DC]
  • Ten steps to a walkable city [Atlantic Cities]
  • Today on the market: The gated life

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Three men shot and injured outside U Street NW's Indulj nightclub early Monday morning; Police Chief Cathy Lanier shuts down the club for 96 hours [AP via WJLA]
  • Shakespeare Theatre Company's lawsuit against its landlord moves forward another step [The BLT]
  • Clinton Yates: WPFW has been gentrified [The Root D.C.]
  • Backstage Inc. at risk: The beloved Barracks Row costume shop was due to move to Alexandria, but its investor has backed out after losing business in the wake of Hurricane Sandy [WTOP]
  • The largest cut slab of aquamarine on Earth comes to the National Museum of Natural History [Post]
  • I suppose it was just a matter of time before someone did the Gangnam Style dance in a production of dog & pony's participatory show A Killing Game [Post]
  • The latest One City Location of the Month: the National Air and Space Museum [D.C. Film Office]
  • Black Cat owner Dante Ferrando played a cover of Iron Cross' "Crucified" during Dinosaur Jr.'s show in New York Saturday night [Spin]
  • Split This Rock's favorite poetry books of the year [Blog This Rock]

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

  • Arlington restaurants owe more than $900,000 in meal taxes. [ARLnow]
  • Cooking plagiarism [Eater]
  • AZN Eats food truck goes into hibernation for the winter. [Food Truck Fiesta]
  • Sneak peek at Bryan Voltaggio's Range at the Chevy Chase Pavillion [Bethesda Mag]
  • Two new Vietnamese restaurants in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Drama and bagels at Bethesda Bagels in Dupont [Borderstan]
  • A walk down Whopper memory lane [Post]

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