News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: December 30

DC’s growing population, al-Qaeda’s expense reports, and other things to talk about tonight.

The District’s population is now more than 646,000. [Capital Comment]

Mike Shanahan is gone, but it’s going to take a lot more than that to fix the local NFL team. [Post]

Uber would like you to know that it will be very expensive tomorrow night. [Capital Comment]

Members of al-Qaeda file detailed expense reports. [Associated Press]

WPFW was off the air for a week because its transmitter was offline. [City Desk]

It’s been a very good year for the local beer scene. [DCist]

People are angry at Toby Keith’s bar in Woodridge for having a “no guns” policy. [WTTG]

Area paper identifies “trend” of people bringing food into bars that don’t serve food. [Post]

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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.