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The Morning Buzz

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

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Brr! Were you as chilly out there this AM as we were, Washingtonians? Well, it's only going to get colder—Capital Weather Gang reports that the cold snap starts today, and it will be "bitterly cold" come Friday. Maybe you can get your hands on some InaugurAle beer to warm up? 

Traffic alert: Stay away from Verizon Center. There's been a water main break on 7th Street, NW. Is it just us,  or does it seem like there's a water main break in the city every other day lately? We need some investigative reporting on this front. 

Speaking of drinking, via DCist labs, here's a Google map of all the bars who will have extended hours during inauguration. 

The National Portrait Gallery will take the rare step of amending the text under the portrait of President Bush at the request of a Vermont Senator. The caption originally read ". . .the attacks on September 11, 2001, that led to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq . . ." Senator Bernie Sanders objected to the linking of the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq War; the text will now read "". . . Bush found his two terms in office instead marked by a series of cataclysmic events: the attacks on September 11, 2001; the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina; and a financial crisis during his last months in office."

A new sushi spot, Sei, has opened in Penn Quarter. 

Check back later today for…a new Blogger Beat; a roundup of inauguration-inspired cocktails; the weekend nightlife guide; lots of inauguration coverage; and more!

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