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A Nightmare at the Wilson Building: Mayor Vince Gray will be addressing congressional Republicans about his budget autonomy efforts on Halloween. +3
Conspiracy Theory: Chris Brown‘s uncle, who owns a barbershop in Southeast D.C., says his nephew was targeted and “knowing him, he didn’t hit the guy.” -4
Inconvenient Sightings: Police issued a traffic alert tonight for the 27th Annual High Heel Race—annoying, but a good enough reason as any to close some streets. +2
Wine and Dine: The new Arsenal at Bluejacket may be known for its home-brewed beer, but it will also have plenty of good wine. +2
Yesterday’s Needle rating: 55 Today’s score: +3 Needle rating: 58