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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.

  • City officials are following in Uber’s foot steps and going ahead with what is a giant surge in pricing for parking in the Chinatown-Penn Quarter area of D.C. You might have to pay $8 an hour for parking and if you want to go to a parking garage you’ll probably have to pay 12345% in tax (via Washington Post).
  • New York based gluten free restaurant The Little Beet just opened in Dupont Circle. (via Washingtonian)
  • A Metro bus driver was beaten by a customer when he was asked to pay his Metro fare (via NBC).
  • The Magna Carta, think middle school history class,  is on display at the Library of Congress until January. Be aware of sudden temptations to pull a Nicholas Cage via National Treasure (via DCist).
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  • The Fed has given almost $28 million towards a not-so-secret-anymore project. The plan is to build a high speed rail line that could take you from D.C. to Baltimore and back in (wait for it) 15 minutes. They’re going to be using fancy magnetic technology while the Metro stays the same (via WTOP).
  • Uber built itself a new office in D.C. because it’s going to be home to the the company’s East Coast headquarters. Seems like Uber is here to stay and it’s all because of you, me, and all of those times we’ve pressed the ‘I accept the price surge’ button (via Washington Post).

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