En Garde: Security screeners at Dulles caught a passenger Monday trying to take a cane with a sword inside it on board. Transportation Security Administration official say the woman didn’t realize she was packing a lethal cane. +1

Because Maryland Got High: The Maryland senate’s vote to decriminalize pot Tuesday puts the state one step closer to making possession of the drug a violation of civil, not criminal, law. +3

Hit the Showers: Just in time for Opening Day, fanatical Nationals fans in Bethesda have built a bathroom themed around the baseball team. +1

When In Rome: The coming apartment glut is already paying off: new tenants at the Trilogy NoMa apartment building will be entered in a drawing for a Vespa. The twist: Studios at Trilogy NoMa start at almost $1,600. +1

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 78 Today’s score: +5 Today’s Needle rating: 83