Potential Target:  Target may open its second District store in downtown Washington at the corner of 11th and E streets NW, in real estate formerly occupied by ESPN Zone. +1

Doubling Down: The Post op-ed contributor who wrote in favor of decriminalizing teacher student relationships participated in a Q&A with City Desk and stood by her controversial position, but said the media had misconstrued her message. -5

Aiming High: A D.C. pot advocate withdrew his referendum to decriminalize marijuana, and is now planning to submit another one that would fully legalize the drug. +2

MARC Your Calenders: The MARC commuter train to Baltimore will offer weekend services starting in December. +3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 70 Today’s score: +1 Today’s Needle rating: 71