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H2 Oh No: Capitol tour guides say that tight security rules mean they have effectively lost their right to drink water. -3

Money Talks: Merchandise sales for the Washington football team are down 35 percent this quarter. That could be because it’s a losing team, but it could also be because the team name is racist and people don’t want to wear anything with the moniker. +5

Best Government Job: D.C.’s Department of Environment employs a secret person whose job is to covertly purchase items throughout D.C. to ensure that stores are charging the five cent bag fee. Sign me up! +2

Truck Jammed: Notice extra traffic during you morning commute today? That’s because a truck that wasn’t aware of its large size got stuck under the Whitehurst Freeway bridge over Rock Creek Parkway. The truck was delivering fruits and veggies to the University of Maryland. -1  

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 10 Today’s score: +3 Weekend Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 15