City Desk

The Needle: Tattered Rule

Ink Up: The D.C. Department of Health rejected a controversial proposed regulation that would have required a 24-hour waiting period to get a tattoo. +4

Name Game: Two new condos on the 3800 block of 14th Street NW wants D.C. residents to help choose its moniker. Your options? A bunch of skiing- and ski-resort-related names. -3

Take That, Feds: The D.C. DMV now says that residents can wait until their drivers' licenses expire before rushing to get a new one that meets federally mandated security requirements. This means that people can still use their ID to enter into federal facilities and airplanes with their current D.C. license, even past the date that the federal law is fully expected to go into effect in 2016 or 2017. +2

What A Zoo: A rare look at all the animal-on-human attacks that occurred at the National Zoo in the past six years. Don't worry: Everyone's OK now. +4

Yesterday's Needle rating: 62 Today's score: +7 Today's Needle rating: 69

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