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Hot Car: Metro’s investigation into yesterday’s train fire at Silver Spring is aimed at the old 1000-series car involved. Conveniently, that model is going to be replaced in 2014. +1

Sausage Casing: Tony Kornheiser is no fan of Caps fans. -2

Closing Time: Opponents of the D.C. Public Schools plan to close 15 schools lost in court today. +/-0.

Horned-Up Hoyas: Happy 50th anniversary of the Georgetown sex riots. -1

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 50 Today’s score: -1 Today’s Needle rating: 49