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Afternoon Shots: November 18

The day of the zebra, and more to know tonight.

RIP, little gazelle. Photograph courtesy of the National Zoo.

Today will go down in history as the day a zebra bit a National Zoo employee and caused the incidental death of a critically endangered gazelle. [Capital Comment]

How to get rich in Washington, circa 2013: Government contracts and lobbying. [Post]

The Washington area is actually fourth when it comes to the percentage of workers employed by the federal government. [The Atlantic Cities]

A haunting tour of the now-abandoned asylum in Laurel, Maryland, where the District government once warehoused its most vulnerable citizens. [DCist]

It’s mid-November, and the forecast for the week is relatively mild—in the 50s and 60s. So will this be a bad winter for Washington or not? [Capital Comment]

It’s 70 degrees today, and of course the beer gardens are done for the season. [Washington City Paper]

Rob Ford did another Rob Ford thing today when he tackled a Toronto city councilor. [Gawker]

Homeland is never getting back on the rails. [After Hours]

Fast-rising pop singer Sky Ferriera performs tonight at the 9:30 Club, and other stuff going on this week. [After Hours]

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.

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