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Afternoon Shots: December 19

US attorney keeps the heat on Mayor Vince Gray, and more to talk about tonight.

US Attorney Ron Machen really wants to see documents from Mayor Vince Gray’s office. [Loose Lips]

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell got a temporary reprieve from a date with the lawman. [Capital Comment]

Maryland will announce which casino company—probably MGM—will build a casino in Prince George’s County. [Post]

Former Washington correspondent has a sad about being a Washington correspondent. [Capital Comment]

Federal judge tosses developer’s $100 million lawsuit against Howard University. [Washington Business Journal]

Brian Boitano announces he’s gay, becoming third openly gay athlete to be part of White House’s delegation to Winter Olympics in Russia. [ESPN]

It’s taken three years for DC to get as much snow as it did in in one day of “Snowpocalpyse.” [Capital Weather Gang]

Screenings of well-known Christmas movie Die Hard, and other stuff to do this weekend. [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.