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The Needle: Mass Tragedy in the District

Mass Tragedy: The tragedy coming out of the District this morning was heard around the world. At least one gunman opened fire at the Naval Sea Systems Command this morning killing 12 people and injuring a Metro police officer. The suspect, who was killed, has been identified as Aaron Alexis. Not enough minuses for this one, but...-12

Game On, Tomorrow: The Washington Nationals made the right call and postponed tonight's game against the Atlanta Braves until tomorrow. The Nat's stadium is right next to the site of the Navy Yard shooting. +1:

Classic Barry: After a Council committee recommended that Mayor-for-Life Marion Barry receive censure for accepting cash from city contractors, Barry's Twitter account went rogue, claiming that the council wasn't following the rules in calling for him to lose a committee chairmanship. +2

Second Best: Just in case you can't make it to your favorite burger restaurant, a new burger joint with a silly name on multiple levels, Plan B Burger Bar, has signed a lease to open on 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. -2

Yesterday's Needle rating: 66 Today's score: -11 Today's Needle rating: 55

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