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One Track Mind: Single tracking on the Red Line could snarl this evening’s commute after an incident outside the Rhode Island Metro this afternoon. A train struck some service stairs that had mysteriously landed on the tracks. WMATA still investigating how the stairs got there. -1

Model Behavior: Bryce Harper continues modeling underwear for Under Armour. +1

The Spy Who Loved Men Who Loved Other Men: The CIA once again showed up to Capital Pride with special gay recruitment brochures. +1

RIP: The Washington Examiner‘s daily newspaper is no more, along with the outlet’s local news coverage, dozens of talented employees, and bombastic front pages. -1

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 22 Today’s score: 0 Today’s Needle rating: 22