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Locking Up: Unlocked doors are easy prey for burglars in Northwest. -3

Giving Chase: If last week’s cover story on bombastic WUSA reporter Russ Ptacek has given you a taste for the stuff, you’ll love this recent WJLA investigation into a shady carpet cleaner. +1

Flying Low: The Air Force lieutenant colonel in charge of sexual assault prevention was arrested for alleged sexual battery in Crystal City over the weekend. -3

GIF Horse: Time for another D.C. GIF reaction Tumblr. Not as funny as the last one, but also not as strangely racist. +1

Friday’s Needle rating: 67 Today’s score: -4 Today’s Needle rating: 63