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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.

  • Starting October 1st, CVS will no longer sell tobacco products. The company is going to lose a ton of money, and you might, too, if you smoke. DC tobacco prices are expected to raise; smaller shops can jack their prices since they will no longer have to compete with the cheap CVS cigarettes. Maybe this is a sign for you to stop smoking… (via InTheCapital)

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  • You probably never want snow and cold again after this winter, but be careful what you wish for. It’s becoming more and more difficult for it to snow in DC. The main problem is that DC temperatures can’t support snow anymore, causing the average number of inches to be cut in half in recent years. (via Washington Post)
  • In other smoking news, the bill to decriminalize marijuana passed the first vote by the DC Council yesterday. There are still a few agreements to be made, but soon, you may only have to pay a fine if you are in public with marijuana. Are you as surprised as I am? (via Washington City Paper)

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  • Beware: if you work for Howard, you might be laid off in the coming months. The university is cutting 200 staff positions and replacing them with contractors. All you college grads can add 200 more people you’ll be fighting with for a job. (via Washington Post)
  • On the brighter side of job news, DC women are some of the highest paid in the country, ranking number 2 according to Forbes. (via InTheCapital)

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  • Apparently people stealing things from DC restaurants is a thing…a big thing. Copper mugs (perfect for one of my favorites, a Moscow mule) are a hot commodity, but silverware, candles, and even toilet paper is up for grabs. These peopel don’t consider themselves thieves, but little do they know, their bad habits are costing restaurants thousands. (via Washington City Paper)
  • Need Valentine’s Day plans? Alexandria was ranked the 5th most romantic city in the U.S., so maybe you should try your luck there. The findings are based on romantic-themed purchases from Amazon, though, so don’t get your hopes up. (via Time)
  • A new study finds that liberals drink more. Duh. Therefore, if you’re seeking a liberal partner, check out the bars after office hours. (via InTheCapital)

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