City Desk

The Needle: Home Court Advantage

Cheering Section: It's safe to assume the U.S. team has a louder cheering section than the Belgians today. There are only 1,448 Belgians living in the D.C. area, comprising 0.03 percent of the region's total population. So let's hope the U.S. team can hear what's happening in Freedom Plaza. +4

Darwin Award: Three men carjacked a woman waiting outside of a 7-Eleven in Silver Spring. Two of the suspects were arrested when they returned to the scene of the crime about two hours later. -3

Holy Roads: D.C. has reportedly filled 50,000 potholes since the end of winter. But still potholes remain a problem on the roads with one resident saying the city streets are "like a third world country." -2

Our Bad: D.C. drivers accounted for more car collisions in the District than drivers from Maryland and Virginia, according to a new Howard University report. The report says that 75 percent of D.C.'s workforce comes from outside the city.  -3

Friday's Needle rating: 67 Today's score: -6 Today's Needle rating: 61

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