News & Politics

The Morning Buzz

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

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Merry eve of Christmas Eve, Washington! If you're still scrambling to put your holidays together, find a gift, pick a restaurant to dine at, or anything else holiday-related, make sure to check out our guide to all things holiday.

Plus, we have lots of last-minute gifts for the foodie in your life.  

If you have to use River Road today, avoid, avoid, avoid—a huge water main break has stranded some drivers , leading to dramatic rescues, and the road is completely flooded.

Want to punk speed cameras—at the expense of somebody else? WTOP explains how folks are doing it. 

Big news from the Post—Jim Brady, executive editor of, is stepping down. FishbowlDC has the internal memo.

Prince of Petworth has a sneak peek at the new spot from Ben's Chili Bowl.  

In this chilly weather, DCist has a good reminder about a hypothermia hotline. If you encounter a homeless person trying to brave the cold and sleep outside, you can call 1-800-535-7252 and a van will come pick them up and transport them to a shelter.