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Defending champs come through again: Washington has retained its title as the country's most congested city.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Tommy Wells wants nurse-to-patient floor in city hospitals. [Examiner]
- And gears up for mayoral run. [Examiner]
- In honor of the release of Michelle Rhee's book today, a flashback: What's the Harry Jaffe connection?
- Judge says D.C. attorney general Irv Nathan's "honor" is in question over Pershing Park documents. [Loose Lips]
- Hammer-wielding bandits rob Pentagon City jewelry store. [Post]
- Metro claims mobbing floors with special chemical makes them less slippery. [Examiner]
- Woman robs two D.C. banks. [Examiner]
- Food truck prevails in Arlington vending case. [WTOP]
- D.C. police, union officially at odds over contract. [Examiner]
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Meatless: Meat-Free Week has arrived, just after the end of Meat Week. Here's where to get your unmeats.
First for the Post: The Washington Post elevated National editor Kevin Merida to one of its two managing editor spots yesterday, triggering a shuffle of editorial responsibilities. Merida is also the first African-American managing editor in the paper's history.
Downtown Gets Livelier: The Department of Commerce's Herbert C. Hoover Building could be getting a little friendlier to pedestrians.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Tommy Wells files exploratory committee for mayoral run, Jack Evans says such things are for the weak-minded. [NBC4]
- Vince Gray's One City is loaded, so Gray plans to spend on affordable housing. [Post]
- Elissa Silverman tries to bounce John Settles and Paul Zukerberg from the ballot. [NBC4]
- Post: All hail Nat Gandhi's "noble tenure." [Post]
- Barras: The good that CFOs do lives after them; The evil is oft interred with their bones. [Examiner]
- Cathy Lanier says Human Rights Watch juked its stats on sex assault cases, says it found 109 of "missing" 170 cases. [Post]
- Wait! Now it's 116! [NBC4]
- Impasse on police contract. [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- The S bus commute could get less unpleasant. [GGW]
- Another residential building is coming to Adams Morgan. [UrbanTurf]
- How do you solve a problem like Potomac? [GGW]
- DDOT really doesn't want cars in the L Street cycletrack. [DCist]
- Craigslist is getting more user-friendly. [UrbanTurf]
- The city doled out 1.8 million parking tickets last year. [WJLA]
- Today on the market: Four-level Capitol Hill house
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Washingtonian sees a play at the 16th Street Scientology Center, exposing the church's scheme to convert visitors by plying them with free sandwiches [Washingtonian]
- Premiering next week: The Sherman House Webisodes, a documentary series about a bunch of roommates in a D.C. group house. Gabriel is the new Puck. [Pink Line Project]
- An oral history of Sockets Records [DCist]
- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton celebrates the Frederick Douglass statue's arrival at the Capitol [WTOP]
- Ten new shows added to Fugazi Live website [Dischord]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The Passenger's Derek Brown to open a sherry- and ham-focused bar called Mockingbird Hill in Shaw [Post]
- Broodjes & Bier is bringing Dutch-style sandwiches to Capitol Hill. [Eater]
- Where to eat on Valentine's Day [Washingtonian]
- Judge dismisses loitering charge against Seoul Food truck operator. [ARLnow]
- Inside Beuchert's Saloon, opening soon in Eastern Market [BYT]
- When is it time to break up with a restaurant? [Zagat]
- Ten great Restaurant Week deals [HuffPost]