WHEREIN: We bring you the developments (happening in and around DC) that we think are newsworthy, or, at the very least, almost newsworthy…
- A bear, yes a full grown black bear, was spotted in downtown Rockville, MD for a second time. This begs the question, what the hell was done the first time? Oh and you can also follow the bear on Twitter. Isn’t the Internet great? [via NBC Washington]
- President Obama became the first US president to be scanned for a 3D portrait, to be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery. So science, much technology, wow. [via DCist]
- Despite a petition with over 800 signatures, the Smithsonian National Zoo will close its invertebrate exhibit this Saturday. Perhaps most concerning about this is the fact that there will now be one less air-conditioned space to duck into when visiting the zoo this summer. [via DCist]
- With DC still in the running to host the 2024 Olympics, Mayor Vincent Gray has expressed excitement at the prospect of the massive infrastructure overhaul that accompanies hosting the Games. And you thought DC was crowded during Cherry Blossom Season.
- Mayor Gray also chimed in on the motion to rename the Washington Redskins and agreed that in 2014, we can probably do better than an outdated racial slur. [via CBS Washington]
- The Washington Nationals won their second game against the Houston Astroslast night. You know, if you’re into sports and stuff. [via NBC Washington]
- Finally, thunderstorms are projected to drop down from the north throughout the day. While your picnic plans may be rained out, the storms should provide a brief respite from this weeks oppressive heat. [via The Washinton Post]