City Desk

The Needle: Always-Smoke

 

Day or Night: National Journal argues that politicians making photo-op stops at Ben's Chili Bowl are doing it wrong, since because it's daytime and they're eating greasy food that is only good late at night. But that's plain wrong. Ben's is always good. -4

Lactation Station: The D.C. Council is preparing legislation that would create a central breast milk bank that would collect, store, and distribute breast milk for the region. It would be the only one between Boston and Raleigh. +3

The French: France warns its D.C.-visiting citizens to avoid Northeast and Southeast, and that "Union Station is dangerous at night." And, most importantly, "Don’t go to Anacostia, day or night." -7

American Idol: José Andrés and his wife are officially U.S. citizens+2

Yesterday's Needle rating: 62 Today's score: -6 Needle rating: 56

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