News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: November 26

DC's broken ambulance fleet, the worst celebrity wedding of all time, and more to talk about tonight.

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The District’s fleet of fire engines and ambulances is in very bad shape, according to a comprehensive audit released today. [Capital Comment]

President Obama is going to carry out America’s silliest tradition tomorrow and “pardon” a turkey. Both candidate birds look delicious. [City Desk]

The region’s tallest office building, a 390-foot tower across the river in Arlington, has panoramic views of the Mall, a sterling environmental record, and no tenants. [Post]

Montgomery County Police shut down seven spas in Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Bethesda suspected of doubling as brothels. [MCPD]

One-time White House party crasher and full-time awful person Michaele Salahi and Journey guitarist Neal Schon are getting married in December. Live on TV. On pay-per-view for $14.95. Seriously, love is dead. [TMZ]

Popular British boy band One Direction will play at Nationals Park next August 11; tickets on sale next week. [Nationals]

Here’s an idea: What if we just paid Dan Snyder off to change the name of his football team? [Post]

Meet the new chef at BLT Steak, a so-called “Wagyu master.” [Best Bites]

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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.