City Desk

The Needle: Teflon Ten-Year-Old

Impunity: An Alexandria boy who brought a toy gun to school won't be charged with brandishing a weapon. +1

Standoff:  D.C. public safety unions say they'll skip a luncheon with Mayor Vince Gray to protest the treatment of three firefighters who stood behind President Barack Obama at an event. -2

Adios: Despite offering the FBI a location at Poplar Point for its new headquarters, D.C. still hasn't studied the impact of such a move. -3

Tea Time: In another omen that we've got to be headed for some sort of crash, a new Washington tea "lodge" will feature kombucha on draft and "teatenders" instead of bartenders. +2

Monday's Needle rating: 79 Today's score: -2 Today's Needle rating: 77

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