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Capitol Hill resident Jim Harvard was walking toward the Anacostia River late last month when he came across a tunnel that used to be an access point to the Southeast Freeway. Today, the tunnel contains decommissioned traffic signs, a big pile of dirt and other materials. (Jim Harvard/for Express)
Capitol Hill resident Jim Havard was walking toward the Anacostia River late last month when he came across a tunnel that used to be an access point to the Southeast Freeway. Today, the tunnel contains decommissioned traffic signs, a big pile of dirt and other materials. (Jim Havard/for Express)

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French Bulldog Really Into It

If you can’t find a cute guy or gal to kiss this month, a pet shop in Fredericksburg, Va., has you covered — in slobber. On Feb. 15 and 16, Dog Krazy will offer a kissing booth where humans can get a wet one from the dog inside for $1, Fredericksburg Patch reported. Proceeds go to the Fredericksburg Regional Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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It’s Not That Bad — Vomiting On the Sidewalk’s Still Legal

Passengers on Arlington’s Trolley Pub — a 14-person pedal-powered conveyance that makes stops at bars — still won’t get to drink onboard, ARLNow reported. Virginia’s state legislature killed a bill that would have allowed such shenanigans on the Trolley Pub and also in limos, buses and boats. In other cities, the Trolley Pub, which is steered by a sober operator and powered by the pedaling of its possibly inebriated riders, is BYOB.

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Council Still Against Young Whippersnappers on Lawn

Alexandria’s “lewd and lascivious” cohabitating couples may soon be living in sin legally. According to Alexandria Patch, last month the City Council began considering amending some outdated pieces of city code. One section of the code forbids cohabitation. Another bans shoeshine stands on Alexandria streets. (Express)

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