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Coyotes on the Loose: Wild dogs aren’t the only animals stalking through the suburbs—-coyotes are, too. The coyotes have attacked pets in both Maryland and Virginia. -1

Mystery Man Denounces Douches: Take a look at Complex‘s list of D.C.’s douchiest bars and debate away, but know this: Author Simon Cosart doesn’t exist. Apparently, the magazine uses nom de plumes on listicles to protect their writers from backlash. -4

Phelps Gets Soaked: Olympic star swimmer Michael Phelps took a dip recently on his Baltimore condo, selling it for $400,000 less than he paid for it. -1

Me-For-Life: Washingtonian‘s Carol Ross Joynt interviews Marion Barry, inadvertently revealing the ex-mayor’s love of talking about himself. “Joynt is interested in talking to Barry about non-Barry personages, while Barry is interested in talking only about Barry,” writes Mike DeBonis. -1

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 80 Today’s score: -7 Today’s Needle rating: 73