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#THANKS We had an amazing night with you! A very special thanks to our generous sponsors, The New Republic, CampaignGrid and Photox who made the night possible; oh and check out your FamousDC HH photos, you beautiful people;

#NATIONAL Where is Kim Jong Un?; we’re all shellshocked; it’s so sweet when robots tweet to each other; major groundhog coverup; Goodbye Eric Holder; Goodbye Derek Jeter; Goodbye Richard Sarles; your distant cousin is going to have an even tougher time visiting the White House this year; Happy New Year to all our Jewish fans!; Ello?; this isn’t the first time the White House has had a hot mess on its hands; this guy is not a Kardashian fan but THIS guy is definitely not a Kardashian fan; will the Blackberry Passport bend?; seriously guys – seriously; “Frozen” ruins lives; Hey, it’s apple picking season … Here’s where to go!; words journalists write that no one ever says; it’s okay to own up to your (social media) mistakes; what do you want to bet this employee has a red stapler?;

#DISTRICT Why did In-N-Out burger tease us?; All the places in DC where there are fake cellphone towers; CNN’s Erin McPike reveals her food secrets to Hungry Lobbyist; Another Metro concert no one will listen tostreetcars are coming in October (spoiler alert: this will be delayed); Bao Bao falling!; WEINERMOBILE at DCA; hot dog vendors are having a hard time competing with food trucks and they’re going to have an even harder time competing with medical marijuana trucks; Frager’s is coming back to its original location!; police will start wearing body cameras in DC; FALL IS HERE, YOU GUYS –> and this sunset on night one was PERFECT; Holy wow: 125,000+ people attended H Street Festival;  Taqueria Habanero opens in Columbia Heights; Look for Zabver Thai & Asian Cuisine to open in Mount Pleasant next week; Compass Coffee opens in Shaw; Boundary Stone celebrates 3 years; Bertucci’s on Connecticut closes down;  S Street unveils a new Marvin Gaye mural; Mighty Pine —> Second Slate, coming in October; Belga Cafe turns 10; Macon Bistro’s new fall menu looks YUM; This weekend: Petworth Citizen celebrates 1 year in DC + Pleasant Pops celebrates 2; A new whiskey distillery coming soon!; Hell yes: Kansas City’s famous Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ is coming to DC; who will be Top Dog?; we’re going to this sweet photography exhibit next week;

#MEDIAMOVES thanks to @StoryPartners: It’s been a busy week for Washington DC correspondents and the @WashingtonPost bolsters its Pentagon reporting staff with the addition of former Reuters correspondent @missy_ryan.  Meanwhile, New York Times best-selling author @KatiePavlich joins @TheHill as an opinion columnist. Pavlich’s work will appear on Tuesdays biweekly and she will still maintain her popular website www.Townhall.com@CNN’s Rachel Smolkin’s been busy adding to her digital politics staff .. this time she snaps up Stephen Collinson as a senior enterprise reporter from Agence-France Presse where he was White House correspondent. Finally, @theatlantic names Bill Mulvihill associate publisher. In July, The Atlantic announced record growth for newsstand sales and website traffic.

#BYE Excited for Crafty Bastards this weekend at Union Market AND the Barracks Row Street Festival on Saturday? WE ARE. See you there!