City Desk

The Needle: Tire Slashing Spree

Virginia Vandalism: Late-night vandals slashed the tires of at least 64 cars in Herndon Saturday night, according to police. -1

The High Cost of Flying High: Not only is Dulles hard to get to, it's also hard to leave. According to a new study, Dulles has the second-highest domestic fares in the country, second only to Houston's Bush Intercontinental. -3

No Free News: Despite outgoing Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli's opposition to putting the paper's content behind a subscription paywall, the Post needs to set one up if it's going to survive, argues Dean Starkman in the Columbia Journalism Review. -1

Classy Class Action: If you're a LivingSocial customer, you could be eligible to score a piece—a very, very small piece—of the daily deal company's recent $4.5 million class action settlement. +2

Wednesday's Needle rating: 29 Today's score: -3 Monday's Needle rating: 26

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