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Hot Hot Heat: D.C. has the sixth-most intense heat island in the United States, according to a report by Climate Central. The study found that, on average, the D.C.urban area is 4.7 degrees warmer during summer than its neighboring, rural areas since 2004. -4

Child’s Play: How do you get the D.C. Department of Transportation to pay attention to a large sinkhole in your neighborhood? Put your child in it, take a picture, and tweet it. -3

Ride On: Capital Bikeshare had its third record-breaking month in a row this July, with an average of 10,688 trips daily. Each bike was used about 4.2 times per day. +3

Legit Stoner: A Virginia man with the last name of Stoner was arrested this week for allegedly having more than $10,000 worth of pot on him. +5

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 25 Today’s score: +1  Today’s Needle rating: 26