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

  • The D.C. Half and Half race, in which participants down a half-smoke from Ben’s Chili Bowl in the middle of running a half-marathon, set a date for November 8. (via Eater DC)
  • The downtown nightclub Park on Fourteenth reopens downtown today after Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier closed the place down following a poorly-handled assault that transpired in the bathroom last weekend. (via Washington Post)
  • Learn a little about how non-gay bars transform into gay-friendly hotspots in this City Paper feature. (via Washington City Paper)
  • Lesbians in Maryland will now have better access to fertility coverage under a new law that forbids denial of coverage on the grounds of sexual orientation. (via WAMU)
  • The Washington Monument reopened today following an electrical malfunction that left the monument closed to the public all week. (via WJLA)
  • One Eight Distilling will release their latest locally-distilled spirit Ivy City Gin tomorrow. (via Washingtonian)
  • The Chandra Levy murder case is getting reopened. A D.C. judge granted convict Ingmar Guandique a retrial. (via Washington Post)