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Lunchline: Another potential Metro fare hike

I haven’t really said much yet about my excitement concerning the NBA’s return, because I don’t have to. I’m saving all that until Christmas, when it really happens.

(John McDonnell/The Post)

Hundreds of locals line up in the rain, waiting to put their names on a list for an apartment at Hubbard Place. (Bill O'Leary/WASHINGTON POST)

There are myriad rumors about former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and his personal life. And since the new movie about him came out, former FBI agents are not particularly happy about Hoover’s portrayal. Most specifically, some of them are upset about his portrayal as a homosexual man. Apparently, they’re talking about it on their message boards and taking to YouTube to voice their displeasure about the scenario. The Post’s Carol Morello reports.

Marion Barry is running for D.C. Council again. If he wins, that would be three straight terms representing Ward 8. Mind you, according to sources, he claimed a while back that the only reason he was running was to make a power move to install his son. Nobody except Marion knows what his personal intentions are, but either way, he’ll be on the ballot next year. Let’s get something straight: Marion Barry is 75 years old and he’ll likely win by the biggest margin of any elected city official come ballot day next year.

Dale Hunter makes his debut as coach of the Capitals. (Jonathan Newton/WASHINGTON POST)

Extra Bites

• A couple zebras were running loose in Leesburg yesterday, but they were caught and captured before anyone got hurt. I repeat: A COUPLE OF ZEBRAS WERE RUNNING LOOSE IN LEESBURG YESTERDAY. Weird situation.

• The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired two robes of the Ku Klux Klan to be shown in its future home on the National Mall. That is all.

• Want to buy a gift for a journalist this holiday season? There you go. You’re welcome.

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Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.



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