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Treat Yo’ Self: NBC’s Parks and Recreation will be filming some scenes for its new season in the District next week. Locations include the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Newseum, where, undoubtedly, Amy Poehler will see a copy of the Pawnee Journal in the museum’s collection of front pages from across the nation and be alerted to some startling news back home. +1
California Mole: Pictures of a rat hanging out in a Union Station sushi restaurant‘s display case will make you swear off train station sushi forever. The Titan of Trinidad, however, is unfazed. -2
Dupont Circle Attack: Photographer Liz Gorman‘s blog post about being sexually assaulted in Dupont Circle is inspiring more open talk about the issue, writes Petula Dvorak. +5
Swisha Not-So-Sweet: Embattled Mayor Vince Gray campaigned today against shops selling blunts and rolling papers, but it’s not clear if the message got through. If the District’s pot users are hoping for sympathy, though, they won’t get it—-Gray says he’s never smoked weed himself. -2
Thursday’s Needle rating: 30 Today’s score: +2 It’s Friday: +1 Today’s Needle rating: 33