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The Verdict Is: Sean Taylor‘s killer was sentenced to 57.5 years in prison today. He killed the Pigskins star six years ago during a botched robbery at Taylor’s Miami home. +3

First Ladies, They’re Just Like Us: First Lady Michelle Obama ate lunch at a Subway near the White House today to endorse the chain’s healthy kids menu. +1


Piano Man: And the Nationals Park’s surprise summer performance…Billy Joel! Eh…+/- 0

Forget Me Not: Mayor Vince Gray told the Washington Post he doesn’t remember when he first learned about his 2010 campaign’s illicit operations. -3

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 59 Today’s score: +1 Today’s Needle rating: 60