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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…

  • A guy put fake boobs and a wig on and posed as a cab driver and scammed a bunch of drunk people out of about $200,000. [via Washington City Paper]
  • This adorable baby red panda at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (who is being hand-raised due to his neglectful mom) is growing like a weed. Here’s a picture to prove it:


  • Former White House press secretary James Brady dies at 73. [via USA Today]
  • The U.S. and Africa are meeting up this week to talk about some political stuff. As a result, travel is going to be wonky. Be prepared for road closures, metro bus reroutes, and more inconveniences. [via DCist]

  • Anwan Glover, who played Slim Charles on The Wire, was stabbed at Cafe Asia on Sunday. [via Washington Post]
  • Former VA governor Bob McDonnell says he’s “looking forward to having the truth come out” in response to questions on his corruption trial. [via WJLA]
  • One D.C. charter school educates kids and parents at the same time. [via Washington Post]

  • Councilman Marion Barry was in a wrong-way crash as a result of a hypoglycemic attack on Saturday night. No one was harmed. [via FOX]
  • According to a study from Virginia Tech, free parking is better than mass transit benefits. (But mass transit benefits are better than nothing at all.) [via WAMU]