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Closing Time: If you’re into indie rock, burlesque, seafood, or some combination of the three, despair. H Street bar and venue Red Palace and Foggy Bottom seafood joint Kinkead’s are both shutting down. -2

Hardball: A man who attempted to extort $1 million from Pigskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will serve 18 months in federal prison. +1

Be Thankful for What You Got: Because not everyone’s going to have a bountiful Thanksgiving. Local food banks are experiencing a supply shortage this year. -3

Seriously, Be Thankful for What You Got: A man who told neighbors he planned to bake a turkey died in a house fire. -3

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 33 Today’s score: -7 Thanksgiving bonus: +1 Long-weekend bonus: +2 Tuesday’s Needle rating: 29