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Sweetgreen Victorious: The yogurt and salad purveyors at Sweetgreen have dropped a lawsuit against similarly named Virginia cafe Sweetleaf, which has agreed to a minor name change and will become Sweet Leaf. +1

Talking About Practice: New Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will debut tonight in a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. But don’t expect brilliance just yet from Griffin, writes the Post‘s Jason Reid, saying that tonight is just another practice for Griffin.  +2

Jumper: Days after a man killed himself in Rockville by deliberately getting hit by a Metro train, Metro is still months away from starting its suicide-prevention hotline. The Rockville death was the fourth suicide in the system so far this year. -3

Marion Barry!: Meddler-for-life Marion Barry has filed a disapproval resolution on $4.5 million for stabilization work around St. Elizabeth’s eastern campus. Exactly what Barry disapproves of is unclear, but, unless Barry lifts it, his resolution will hold up work on the project for 45 days. -2

Wednesday’s Needle rating: 75 Today’s score: -2 Today’s Needle rating: 73