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District Dough: D.C. posted a $321 million surplus for the 2013 fiscal year, but it all seems to be going to reserves and debts and nothing exciting like a waterpark. +3

Bad Goodell: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the  Washington football team’s name is presented in a way that honors Native Americans, but would not answer whether he would call a Native American a [Pigskin] to his or her face. -4

Not Another Panda Photo: There’s a new baby seal at the National Zoo, and it came in at a whopping 35 pounds. +3

Climate Tease: Hope you enjoyed today’s warm(er) weather, because it isn’t going to last long. Forecasts show numerous chances for snow or the dread wintry mix next week. -2

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 38 Today’s score: 0 Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 40