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WHEREIN: We bring you the developments (happening in and around DC) that we think are newsworthy, or, at the very least, almost newsworthy.

  • General Assembly Democrats in Virginia have began a legislative campaign earlier this week to expand gay rights in the state, largely focusing on marriage and discrimination. Sen. Adam Ebbin said, “Our marriage laws are becoming more and more antiquated every day… Virginia needs to be a place . . . where same-sex couples aren’t treated like second-class citizens.” (via Washington Post)
  • Renders of Landmarks new U Street movie theater are popping up on the Internet! The theater isn’t projected to be done until late 2015, but until then, we can stare excitedly at these pictures and imagine all the hip indie movies we’ll be seeing in the future. (via Curbed)

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  • Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Washington Wizards and Mystics, is searching for a spot in DC to build a practice facility for both of the teams. While no location has been picked yet, Leonsis has stated that he would like something near the Verizon Center. Also, Mayor Gray is super into it. (via Washington Post)
  • Howard University is looking for a new president and DC lawyer Vernon Jordan Jr. will be heading the search. While 2013 was a rocky year for the university, Jordan is confident, “Penn State had to find a president in a situation that far exceeds our situation… And they did.” (via Washington Post)

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  • After the city’s decision to give the Reeves Center to developer Akridge in order to gain land for the new DC United stadium, citizens of the district are calling for Mayor Gray to ensure that the Reeves Center on U Street will still provide community and commercial space. The petition also calls for the building to continue to serve as the location for the Office of Latino Affairs, the LGBT Center, the DOES Career Center and the U.S. Post Office. (via Action Network)
  • A teenager stabbed his would be robbers on Monday night in Southeast. The five robbers approached a group of four people around 6:30pm and ordered them to turn over a designer jacket and other clothes. The teenager wearing the designer jacket then wipped out a pocket knife and stabbed three of the robbers, causing them all to flee. Two of the stabbed robbers were taken to an area hospital where their wounds were believed to be non threatening. (via Washington Post)

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  • One of the eight credit card processing companies that taxi’s are allowed to use in DC has stopped operating, meaning that around 846 cabs will be left without credit processing capabilities. It seems as if DC’s taxi problems will never end. (via Washington Post)
  • Get ready for Meat Week! The festivities start of January 26th and go until February 1st. Participating shops include, Hill Country, Smoke BBQ, Urban Bar-B-Que, and more.

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