Afternoon Shots: January 6

Washington braces for the polar vortex, crowdfunding for Dino’s, and more to shiver about tonight.
Afternoon Shots: January 6
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Tuesday is set to be the coldest day in Washington in two decades, with a forecasted high temperature of 15 degrees—if we’re lucky. [Post]

If you see or know anyone in the District who is homeless tonight call 800-535-7252 to get them to a shelter.

Man is charged with killing his wife, allegedly over a cable bill, in DC’s first homicide of 2014. [Post]

Metro introduces its newest rail cars, going into service later this year. [Capital Comment]

Owners of now-shuttered Dino’s are trying to crowdfund their next restaurant. [Best Bites]

Washington was named America’s gayest city. [The Advocate]

 The new trailer for House of Cards has more hints of Frank doing very bad things. [Netflix]

Giant panda cub Bao Bao made her media debut today. [@washingtonian]

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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.