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Melted Down: The Virginia-only coin proposal is no more. -2

High Roller: A traffic camera on South Capitol near I Street SW was the District’s top-earning camera in 2011, raking in a whopping $743,280. N.B.: That’s dollars, not Virginian rubles.  -1

Bottoms Up: The D.C. government is on the lookout for bars and restaurants with skimpy beer and wine pours. +3

Bad Cop: In Prince George’s County, a D.C. cop has been convicted of stealing her own brother’s identity.  -1

Monday’s Needle rating: 73 Today’s score: -1 Today’s Needle rating: 72