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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 11/16/2011

DeMorning Links: Two more Wal-Marts

Two new Wal-Marts will be part of already planned mixed-use development projects. (JOHN GRESS - REUTERS)
Hand it to Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D): He got what he wanted — a commitment from Wal-Mart to open a store at the stalled Skyland redevelopment site not far from his Hillcrest home. Gray delivered a personal plea to the company’s top U.S. executive, Nikita Stewart and Jonathan O’Connell report in the Post. And Wal-Mart has also committed to opening another store — the sixth planned for the city — in the mixed-use Fort Totten Square development at Riggs Road and South Dakota Avenue NE. The megaretailer still has not agreed to a citywide community benefits package but Nikita and Jonathan report that negotiations are ongoing.

In other news:

Every D.C. Council member supports bill limiting city’s cooperation with federal immigration enforcement (D.C. Wire, WAMU-FM, Examiner, WRC-TV)

Jim Graham says DYRS shouldn’t deal with those over 18 (WAMU-FM)

Scenes from the mayor’s birthday party (G’town Dish)

Secret Service finds at least one bullet struck the White House; joint task force will investigate Friday shooting in the area (WRC-TV, WTOP)

Occupy D.C. hunkers down for winter (Post)

... with the help of green energy (WAMU-FM)

City lawyers try to keep Gray, Council members out of deposition chair (Legal Times)

Historical Society will keep offices in Carnegie Library under new lease agreement (WBJ)

More vehicles ply the region’s roads (Post)

More “superficial Chinafication” for Chinatown? (Housing Complex)

City’s Arts Commission takes control of Lincoln Theatre (Arts Desk)

Hearing set on tattoo and piercing regulations (DCist)

Tax on corporate deals could fund Economic Partnership (Housing Complex)

Metro Transit Police are on the lookout for bike thieves (WTTG-TV)

Creating a meaningful property tax break for low-income residents (DCFPI)

Yes, the Gray administration’s ethics pledge was mostly a political stunt (Examiner)

A pot dispensary for Barracks Row? (DCist)

Max Skolnik introduces himself to GGWland (GGW)

Georgetowners upset over 7-Eleven’s expansion plans for P Street (Current)

Some old guys are making a movie about a club they really liked (University of Maryland)

Old photos of Cardozo (Central) High (HuffPo)

Statehood Green Lino Stracuzzi tries again against Eleanor Holmes Norton (DCist)

Norton: Union Station is “the proper place to catch a bus” (WTOP)

No verdict yet for voting rights protesters (Legal Times)

Goodbye to Mama Cole (CHotR)

Yes, this Marion Barry Twitter account might get interesting indeed (@marionbarryjr; @marionbarryjr)

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