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Wizardry Woes: Wizards’ star John Wall‘s left patella injury is still so bad that he can’t practice with the team, and the Wizards don’t know when he’ll return to the court. -3

Grimace: So, this happened. -5

Cough, Cough: Was the D.C. Taxi Cab Commission operating at reduced capacity today because so many workers were sick, or are employees calling in sick as a labor protest? -1

Barry Barrage: Marion Barry‘s not happy with his Council colleagues who opposed his ex-offender bill. +1

Thursday’s Needle rating: 36 Today’s score: -8 It’s Friday: +1 Friday’s Needle rating: 29