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Colbert Kerfuffle: Stephen Colbert takes on Dan Snyder for starting a charity to benefit Native Americans rather than actually changing his team’s racist name. As Colbert points out, the charity’s official name, “the Washington [Pigskins] Original Americans Foundation,” actually contains the word Snyder’s critics say he should stop using. The segment and Colbert’s now-deleted tweet about it, though, had people calling foul, saying that Colbert was the racist one (you have to watch the segment to see where the complaints are coming from), and the detractors even got the hashtag #CancelColbert trending on Twitter—which means Colbert, not Snyder, has now gotten more bad press out of the whole thing. -1
Orange and Blue Haired: A 70-year-old University of Virginia undergrad is a fixture at basketball games and is part of the “Hoo Crew,” the student section alongside the court. +5
Foreign Dogs: Ten dogs from Sochi, Russia, that were saved during the Olympics arrived at Dulles yesterday. +2
Cupcake Fix: Washington Business Journal reports that Georgetown will definitely be getting a a 24-hour cupcake ATM outside of Sprinkles on 3015 M St. NW. Let’s hope this isn’t all that the future holds. -3
Yesterday’s Needle rating: 45 Today’s score: +3 Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 51