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Attorney Attacks: Councilmember Michael Brown may have secured his place on the ballot, but can he withstand attacks from Baltimore “warrior lawyer” J. Wyndel Gordon? Gordon, who is representing Brown’s ex-treasurer, says he wouldn’t be surprised if Brown was taking money from his campaign. +3

Spending Spree to Slow: LivingSocial, Washington’s homegrown daily deals site, will acquire fewer companies in the future, according to its CEO. Meanwhile, any future public offering from the company is on hold as long as publicly held rival Groupon is struggling. +1

Scot and Soda: Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham left his native Scotland to come to America when he was in middle school, but that didn’t stop him from reciting a poem by Scottish poet Robert Burns at today’s opening of the Mount Pleasant library. +1

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Almost three years since Metro announced plans to start a program to prevent suicides in the system, the first signs for the program have started to come up. -5

Tuesday‘s Needle rating: 76 Today’s score: +/-0 Wednesday’s Needle rating: 76