City Desk

The Needle: Our LivingSocial Overlords

LivingSocially Transmitted Metro: The long debate over who will pay for late-night Metro service for Nationals fans is over, and a benefactor has been found: daily deals giant LivingSocial. Since LivingSocial recently got a $32.5 million tax break from the District, it's sort of our money anyway, but who's counting? -3

Must Read: Once and future mayor Marion Barry says he's writing a memoir, which he describes as his "legacy book," to be published next year. +5

Uber Blameless: Despite D.C. Taxi Cab Commission head Ron Linton's claims that he's heard complaints about sedan service Uber, no formal complaints have been filed against the service. +1

Public Art: French street artist JR will install a building-sized, civil rights-themed photograph on a building at 1401 T St. NW. +1

Wednesday's Needle rating: 70 Today's score: +4 Thursday's Needle rating: 74

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  • Joe

    That's a 32.2 million dollar tax break.

  • Joe

    And why isn't the FBI looking into this quid pro quo?