City Desk

The Needle: Food for Thought

The Commencement Entree: It seems that George Washington University students have purchased enough small plates to convince José Andrés to be their 2014 commencement speaker. -2

Insert Breaking Bad Reference Here: A substance that tested positive for ricin was found in a Georgetown residency. -3

Strike Two: The U.S. Patent and Trademark office once again ruled that the Washington football team's name is considered derogatory. +3

Classic Marion: While giving his endorsement to Mayor Vince Gray today, mayor-for-life Marion Barry said that Gray is not responsible for any racial divide in the city, and "it's up to white people to be more open-minded." Good to see Barry is back to normal after his stay in the hospital. +1

Yesterday's Needle rating: 53 Today's score: -1 Today's Needle rating: 52

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