City Desk

The Needle: That’s Not What He Said

Family Feud: ESPN's Rick Reilly has said that his father-in-law, a Blackfeet elder, isn't offended by Washington's football team's racist name and therefore he is in support of keeping the name. But his father-in-law came out today and said that Reilly misquoted him and he finds the name offensive. -5

Happy Days: A government shutdown might be crippling society, but this Google street view capturing Big Bear Cafe in Bloomingdale shows two pretty happy patrons.  +3

 

Zoo Boos: This could be the saddest picture ever: a picture of a toddler dressed up as an animal and peering into the gates of the National Zoo, which is closed because of the government shutdown. -5

The New 80: As part of a suit filed against parties including the D.C. Taxi Cab Commission, five cab drivers, all over the age of 40, are claiming age discrimination over the new required dome lights. -2

Yesterday's Needle rating: 50 Today's score: -9 Still in a Shutdown Penalty: -1 Needle rating: 40

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