News & Politics

The Morning Buzz

Good morning, Washington! Here's what we're reading around the web this AM.

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Say it ain't so—after finally transitioning to meters in cabs, a report is recommending that taxi fares increase, in order "to bring District fares up to the level of those charged in neighboring jurisdictions and other similar-size cities."

Drink up! Bars will stay open until 5 AM during four days around Inauguration. For more coverage, make sure to check out our Inauguration section.

Speaking of bars, get ready for Friday, the 75th anniversary of the repealing of Prohibition. Several bars are holding parties or happy hour specials to celebrate, and we've got the scoop.  

More bad news for the newspaper industry—Cox has shut down its Washington bureau.  

Check back later today for… more Inauguration coverage; the Blogger Beat; a new Buzzed drink recipe; more holiday gift guides; and lots more!