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Abe Lincoln Vs. Zombies: During an intense Presidents Race at Nationals Park Monday, Abe Lincoln was clotheslined and, much to the shock of onlookers, a human head popped out of the costume . +3

Bike DC: D.C. is the second best city for biking in the country, according to NerdWallet. The rankings take into a number of factors, including bike population, bike safety, bike infrastructure, and bike funding. Portland, Ore., naturally topped the list. +2

Bin Too Long:  Mayor Vince Gray‘s office acknowledged today that the city dumped thousands of old trash bins instead of recycling them. -5

An Inconvenient Fire: There was a fire today in the trash room at the CVS on 2226 Wisconsin Ave. NW today, and the pictures coming from the scene showed a whole lot of smoke. Fortunately, no one was hurt. +1

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 70 Today’s score: +1 Today’s Needle rating: 71