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by Andrew Ramonas September 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

Bornean orangutan Batang and her new baby (Photo via National Zoo)

National Zoo Ape Gives Birth to Male Baby — A Bornean orangutan gave birth to a male baby at the National Zoo Monday night, marking the first such birth at the zoo in 25 years. [Washington Post]

Pot Activists Plan Dupont-to-White House March — DCMJ, an advocacy group for marijuana users, is slated to march from Dupont Circle to the White House with cannabis cuttings on Sept. 24 to call on the Obama administration to legalize weed. [DCist]

Cop’s Body Camera Didn’t Catch Fatal Police-Involved Shooting Near Shaw — A Metropolitan Police Department officer involved in the fatal shooting of a man who drove his motorcycle into a police car near 3rd and M streets NW Sunday didn’t turn on a body camera until after the shooting, Mayor Muriel Bowser said. [FOX 5]

DDOT Proposes Bicycle, Bus Lanes for Columbia Heights — The District Department of Transportation has proposed dedicated bus lanes and new cycle tracks for east-west roads in Columbia Heights. [Park View, D.C.]

New Mixed-Use Building Planned for H Street Corridor — H Street NE is slated to get another large residential and retail building. [Washington City Paper]

Dupont Hotel Gets Facelift — The St. Gregory Hotel at 2033 M St. NW has received a new lobby and restaurant. [Washington Business Journal]

Photo via National Zoo

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