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Mumbo Sauced: A D.C.-inspired mumbo sauce company can no longer use “mumbo” in its name because the sauce name is already trademarked by a company in the Midwest. -3 

Adams Mayhem:Two men are in critical condition after a bar brawl early this morning at Adams Morgan’s Rendezvous Lounge. -3

Gentridefying: Change is coming to Congress Heights, but it hasn’t quite yet reached the point of gentrification. +/-0

Recessitation: D.C. parents are pushing for more recess time after some school officials cut recess time to meet scheduling mandates. +2

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 65 Today’s score: -4 Holiday Bonus: +3 Today’s Needle rating: 64