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Afternoon Shots: December 16

Streetcar tests go very slowly, and other things to know tonight.

Fois gras festival? That's happening. Photograph via Shutterstock.

The streetcar is finally in its testing phase. [Capital Comment]

But if you’re behind it, you’re going to move at about four miles per hour. [Twitter]

Federal judge says the NSA’s surveillance of telephone records is probably unconstitutional. [Post]

Speaking of the NSA, the 60 Minutes “correspondent” who did that puff piece is probably going to be the NYPD’s new flack. [The Wire]

A very famous actor got to see the panda cub and you did not. [Capital Comment]

DC Council rips Department of Parks and Recreation over reported assualts at Northwest DC pool. [City Desk]

Fired Senate staffer charged for child porn released to his parents’ house. [Capital Comment]

What ever happened to the cast of D.C. Cab, the greatest movie ever shot in DC? [DCist]

Politico notices DC is in the middle of a debate about the Height Act, compares Rosslyn to a section of Paris. [Politico]

There’s a fois gras festival on H St. tonight, if you can deal with being held up by the streetcar. [Best Bites]

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