Straw Men: One Jeffrey Thompson associate pleads guilty for his role in a straw-donation scheme; another is charged. +2

Dinner and a Movie: Union Market will be hosting drive-in movie screenings in July and August. +1

Ray of Light: Today is the June solstice, which means we’ll experience nearly 15 hours of light. Get out there! +15

Bear Hug: Sloth bear cub Hank made his National Zoo debut this morning. The little fellow hit the zoo’s Asia Trail with his mother, Hana, and displayed solid climbing skills. +1

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 31 Today’s score: +19 Today’s Needle rating: 50