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The King Rules: Sports Illustrated’s Peter King will no longer use the offensive real name of the Washington Pigskins in his offshoot blog, MMQB. +5

Buzz It Out: The word “buzzard” in Buzzard Point brings back bad memories, and some people are trying to change the name for rebranding purposes. -1

Shake It Up: Two new Shake Shacks are making their way to the District. +2

Tattered Laws: D.C.’s Department of Health proposed regulations that would require people to wait 24 between the time they request a tattoo or piercing and when they can actually get it. -6

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 70 Today’s score: 0 Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 72