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Romance, D.C. Style: This guy wants to find a wife ASAP. Why? He needs someone to split his $1,800 rent for a studio. The rent is too damn high! (h/t PoPville) -4

Chicken Scratch: Some friendly D.C. neighbors broke Metro rules and ate some tasty chicken wings on the train and left a morbid collection of bones as evidence. -3

Work Extra Hard for Your Money: How far does $44,452 go in D.C.? It gets you about $35,029 worth of stuff. -4

Outside Isn’t Free: The D.C. Council is considering significantly raising the fees for restaurants seeking to rent public space for sidewalk cafes. Those who are against the proposal argue that sidewalk cafes bring life to streets and the higher prices could dissuade people from opening them. -2

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 71 Today’s score: -13 Today’s Needle rating: 58