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The Needle: D.C. Etiquette

 

Dear Abby: How high does the temperature have to climb in order to turn the World War II Memorial's fountain? People are actually doing this. So, oof, let's just hope these are tourists and not us upstanding locals. -2

D.C. is So Hot Right Now: At noon today, when temperatures reached around 92 degrees, D.C. was literally the hottest place in the country. -3

Sad Snyder: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled the Washington football team's trademark today, saying that because the organization's name is disparaging to Native Americans, no one can legally hold a trademark with that name. The team has already said it would appeal the decision, but it looks like it may be a tough case for it to win. +5

Supermarket Sweeps: Harris Teeter will drop the prices of thousands of products at area stores as it expands its lower prices campaign. +2

Yesterday's Needle rating: 59 Today's score: +2  Today's Needle rating: 61

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