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Bumper to Waddle: Southbound I-95 made a list of the country’s worst Thanksgiving routes. -2

Back to Work: New figures put the District’s unemployment rate at 8.5 percent, the lowest it’s been since the start of 2009. +4

Six Months: Dupont Circle bike-borne sexual assaulter Mauricio Cornejo-Pena was sentenced last week to just 180 days in prison. -3

Fattening Friday: From free Z Burgers to free IKEA meatballs, Black Friday food deals abound. +2

Monday’s Needle rating: 32 Today’s score: +1 Tuesday’s Needle rating: 33