City Desk

The Needle: Desplattered Edition

Baby Rides Free: A mother and the baby she gave birth to earlier today on the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station platform were taken to George Washington University Hospital, where both are doing fine. They've already received a gift from Metro GM Richard Sarles: a $100 SmarTrip card. +2

Lincoln Scrub: Following last week's splattering, the Lincoln Memorial has been almost entirely scrubbed free of green paint. +2

The Bocce Bump: A once-troubled D.C. neighborhood is now young and hip and has murals and indoor lawn games, and, once again, the New York Times is on it. -1

Training Cuts: Here is a blog post about the Pigskins' unofficial training-camp barber. +1

Yesterday's Needle rating: 63 Today's score: +4 Today's Needle rating: 67

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