Animal House: A lot of animal news today. First, Rusty the red panda was exiled from the National Zoo to go mate in Virginia because Bao Bao was causing too much of a raucous. Then the rare snowy owl that came to D.C. for a visit was struck by a bus! -3

Axis of Evil: Dan Snyder‘s chosen advisors to defend his team’s name? Well, let’s just say we hope that he is just trying to troll everyone big time. -3

Heat Wave: Tomorrow’s temperatures could reach the 40s! +4

Fancy Georgetown: Georgetown 2028 announced today that it has raised half of the necessary funds to commission a feasibility study that would determine whether it is possible to move forward with plans to have a gondola connecting Georgetown and Rosslyn. -2

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 42 Today’s score: -4 Today’s Needle rating: 38