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Afternoon Shots: January 13

Restaurant week begins, RGIII vents, and more to start the week.

Carry some extra cash, because more than 700 taxis are about to lose their credit-card readers. [Capital Comment]

Clinton administration consigliere Vernon Jordan will lead Howard University’s search for a new president. [Post]

Seems like everyone running for mayor of DC wants to be Bill de Blasio. [Capital Comment]

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell left office by “pranking” Terry McAuliffe with a stuffed bear. [National Journal]

Former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli left office by issuing briefs against abortion and same-sex marriage. [Virginian-Pilot]

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier wants to hire more cops. [WAMU]

Restaurant Week begins, and many of the places that made Washingtonian‘s 100 Very Best list are participating. [Best Bites]

Robert Griffin III vents over criticism from cranky fans. [Facebook]

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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.