News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: December 5

The Silver Line is delayed again, Dan Snyder has a friend in Rob Ford, and more to talk about tonight.

The statue of Nelson Mandela outside the South African Embassy. Photograph by Flickr user Ted Eytan.

Nelson Mandela, longtime political prisoner who became South Africa’s first post-apartheid president, dies at age 95. [Post]

A DC police officer is suspected of running a prostitution operation out of his apartment. [Capital Comment]

Sorry, Virginia. Metro’s Silver Line is probably not going to start in January. More like April, according to Senator Mark Warner. [WAMU]

But Metro has a plan to finally extend its lines to Georgetown, just like the movie No Way Out. [WMATA]

It’s increasingly likely that the FBI will not stay in the District when it relocates. [Capital Comment]

Bonnes nouvelles, gastronomes. Georgetown’s La Chaumière says it’s not going anywhere for a decade. [Best Bites]

Orangetheory Fitness, a Fairfax gym that tracks your vital signs and broadcasts them to the rest of the gym. [Well + Being]

Looking for holiday music events? Look here. [After Hours]

Dan Snyder has a new ally in his defense of his team’s name: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. [D.C. Sports Bog]

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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.