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Livable, Walkable, Electable: With Councilmember Tommy Wells officially entering the mayor’s race on Saturday, the 2014 field will double in size to two. +2

Pricey Homes: District real estate prices continue to rise. -2

Cycle City: For the second year in a row, D.C. is the sixth best city in the country to bike. +1

Suburban Shopping: Much-maligned Springfield Mall is getting a little better. +1

Friday’s Needle rating: 54 Today’s score: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 56