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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