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Incoming Storm: Hurricanes are scary enough. Does this one really need the name “frankenstorm”? -3

Ramen Rampage: Washington’s delicious ramen trend is getting a little more momentum with the opening of a new ramen shop in Adams Morgan. +1Metro Muddling: Hope you weren’t hoping to get anywhere in your Halloween costume this weekend—-Metro is planning to work on four of its five lines. -3

Oh Deer: For Maryland and Virginia drivers, the odds have colliding with a deer have gone up. -2

Wednesday’s Needle rating: 51 Today’s score: -7 Thursday‘s Needle rating: 44