News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: January 27

British social media spying, State of the Union drinking venues, and more to absorb tonight.

Mayor-for-life Marion Barry was in the hospital for 16 days fighting a blood infection. [Capital Comment]

Columbia Mall reopens after weekend shooting. [Baltimore Sun]

The British are also spying on social media, using the delightful code name “Squeaky Dolphin.” [NBC News]

The National Zoo has two new lion cubs, and two new lion cams. [Capital Comment]

Former Republican Senator John Warner endorses Democrat Mark Warner for reelection. [Post]

Listen to the first part of this series on DC’s crack epidemic. [WAMU]

Infamous New Republic fabricator Stephen Glass will not be a lawyer in California. [Gawker]

Where to drink, eat, and drink your way through tomorrow’s State of the Union. [Best Bites]

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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.