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Crisis Still Not Averted: It seems the Washington football team has a new plan to save its name: a website that lists “facts” explaining why the team name actually honors Native Americans. While the site is ostensibly the project of several former Pigskins players, don’t take anything you read on it too seriously. Slate wrote today that Burson-Marsteller, a communications firm best known for its crisis management services, is likely behind the campaign. -6
Cold Soup: Sounds blah, right? Apparently at Daikaya, “the cold ramen trumps the hot stuff on a warm summer day.” +2
Big Whoops: Police in Prince George’s County are looking for a man who went missing while a jury was considering the verdict in his robbery trial this week. He will be sentenced once he is captured. -3
Bike FoodShare: Eat up, Capital Bikeshare members. ShopHouse is offering Bikeshare members a free bowl every Sunday in August if they show their membership keys. +2
Yesterday’s Needle rating: 55 Today’s score: -5 Today’s Needle rating: 50