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Oh Deer: A scheduled cull of Rock Creek Park deer is on hold after activists file-d lawsuits opposing the slaughter, according to opponents of the cull. +1

Newspaper Shuttered: Warren Buffett‘s Media General newspaper chain is closing the Manassas News & Messenger and the Inside NOVA website. -5

Mayor Gets Down: Mayor Vince Gray may be 70, but he can still raise the roof. +3

Mayor Unhappy: D.C. taxi cabs still don’t have smart meters because of a botched city contract, and one city employee has been fired for the mistake. -3

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 28 Today’s score: -4 Wednesday‘s Needle rating: 24