City Desk

The Needle: Appleseed Aghast

Bad Apples: Three Ballou High School students fell ill today after eating apples from a teacher. Several other students had to be evaluated by the fire department. -4

Better Call Sol: Star outfielder Bryce Harper is blaming dropped flyballs on a "sun monster." But this isn't the set up for a Doctor Who episode, rather, it's the unstoppable brightness of the sun at Nationals Park. -1

Shatner, Shattered: The District could be owed millions in unpaid sales taxes from travel booking sites like Priceline and Expedia after a federal judge ruled that D.C. can collect taxes on rooms sold through the sites. +1

You Sunk My Battleship: Relive the interminable cabin vacations of your childhood tomorrow, when Dupont Circle's board game-themed Board Room opens tomorrow. +2

Friday's Needle rating: 63 Today's score: -2 Monday's Needle rating: 61

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