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Meow: The cat stolen from a D.C. animal shelter over the weekend has been found alive by D.C. police. +1

Closing Time: What a time we’ve had, City Desk, but now it’s time for me to go. Your next blogger will be picked soon. It could be you. +1

Lunch, Interrupted: A D.C. Council committee turned down proposed food truck regulations today, but plans to return to the issue on Tuesday. +1

Major Laser: Two D.C. hospitals are approved to start operating proton beam treatments for cancer. +2

Thursday’s Needle rating: 29 Today’s score: +5 Friday bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 36