Holy Roller: A woman crashed her car through the doors of a church in Northwest D.C. -2

Gender Switch: The Washington Post changed the headline on its front page article on Chelsea Manning, the army private convicted of leaking military secrets previously known as Bradley Manning, to include the pronoun “he.” -5

Miracle Baby: There is one more panda in this world tonight, and it’s right here in D.C. +5

Double Counting:  Mayor Vince Gray’s shadow campaign operative, Vernon Hawkins, was also allegedly involved in shaping the budget of Gray’s legitimate campaign. -3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 63 Today’s score: -5  Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 60