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Afternoon Shots: December 2

DC’s mayoral race finally gets interesting, and other stuff to talk about tonight.

Repeal Day is this week. Celebrate with bourbon. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Well, DC’s 2014 mayoral race finally got interesting. Vince Gray is running for a second term. [Capital Comment]

Metro wants to raise the average cost of its wonderful rail service to $3 a ride. [Post]

New food truck rules went into effect today. Here’s how it’s going to change your lunch. [Best Bites]

Was the turkey bugged? The NSA sent its employees home with Thanksgiving talking points. [Post]

Congress is sympathetic to the idea of relaxing the Height Act letting DC have taller buildings. [Capital Comment]

December is full of road races to burn off the Thanksgiving glut before Christmas eating season begins. [Well + Being]

The referees kind of screwed Washington in the fourth quarter Sunday night against the New York Giants. [Deadspin]

Mikhail Baryshnikov performs at Shakespeare Theatre Company this week. Read his interview with Washingtonian. [After Hours]

Industry Night for $10 tonight at Graffiato, and other food events coming up this week. [Best Bites]

Staff Writer

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.