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Afternoon Shots: December 11

RGIII is done for the year, and other bits of unhappy news to talk about tonight.

Your starting quarterback for the rest of the NFL season. Photograph by Flickr user Keith Allison.

Robert Griffin III will be riding the pine for the rest of the NFL season. Mike Shanahan still employed [Post]

DC police officer arrested on charges of running teenage girls as prostitutes. [Capital Comment]

Top aide to Senator Lamar Alexander being investigated for child porn. [Capital Comment]

National Zoo: Good at naming baby pandas, maybe not so good at taking care of the animals? [CBS News]

Exercise cult CrossFit to take over former H Street Playhouse. [Well + Being]

DC Council bill would give up to $60,000 for college to city’s poorest students. [Post]

The Embassy of Australia has the best holiday lights. [Curbed]

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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.