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She Loves Me Not: The District Department of Transportation cut several “love locks” off  the Key Bridge today in the name of safety. The padlocks, which are locked to the bridge’s railing, are a sort of modern version of carving your and your love’s names into a tree. -2

Worldwide Metro: For a few hours today, Metro would take you all around the world+4

Ferguson Riots: A 2012 Howard University alumna says she was shot in the head while protesting the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. She said she is in custody and doing OK. -10

Kick This Guy: Having a successful Kickstarter campaign to get Kenny Loggins to play in a D.C. living room is bad enough. But now comedian H. Jon Benjamin is asking for $15,000 so he can be flown to D.C. to introduce Loggins at his performance. -3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 35 Today’s score: -11Today’s Needle rating: 24