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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…

  • Maryland residents will soon have the opportunity to pay a stranger to snuggle with them for a predetermined amount of time, as professional cuddle service Tender Embrace gets ready to launch. (via MyFoxDC)
  • A federal report looking into safety concerns in the Metro ripped into WMATA for its practices and disorganization, particularly regarding the main control center. (via Washington Post)
  • Taking over the space once occupied by the Chocolate City brewery, the people behind Wonderland Ballroom just opened Dew Drop Inn in Brookland. Take a look at what we wrote about it. (via Eater DC)
  • The DDOT will conduct a study to assess how easily a cyber attack could affect D.C.’s traffic signals. (via WJLA)
  • Following another recent death at Echostage, the health organization DanceSafe released a survey to try and assess the safety of the venue. (via Washington City Paper)
  • The House Appropriations Committee asserts that it retains control over D.C.’s budget, and Congress will likely seek to wrap decisions on a handful of social issues, such as reproductive rights, inside their plan for the District’s budget. (via Washington Post)
  • In further transit news, Metro is redrawing routes for a handful of bus lines. The E2, E3, and E4 buses are the primary focus, but other lines face changes this Sunday as well. (via Washington Post)