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D.C. Asshole: Guy dumps D.C. woman via text. Woman publicly retaliates. +2

Hit The Road, Nat:Mayor Vince Gray is scheduled to announce the District’s next CFO tomorrow to replace Natwar M. Gandhi, who is stepping down later this year. +3

Can’t Touch Us: The D.C. government is on its way to defying a government shutdown, with Gray officially declaring today all District workers “essential.” This could get fun. +4

Mumbo Jumbo: The owner of Capital City Mumbo Sauce says she’s not changing her company’s name, despite a recent trademark ruling saying the name officially belongs to a company in Chicago. “We are going to be keeping our name really until someone beats down our door,” she says. +2

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 57 Today’s score:+11Needle rating: 68