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Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Expanding the texting-while-driving ban; married couples at record low (A.M. Buzz)

Our picks for the five local stories you’ll want to read this morning:

(Pat Wellenbach - AP)
Ban on cellphone use while driving could go nationwide. Two D.C.-area accidents helped convince the NTSB that existing bans on texting were insufficient. Admit it: Do you use personal electronic devices while driving?

Marriage rate at a record low. In Virginia and Maryland, just over half of adults are married. In D.C., it’s just one in four.

Occupy D.C.’s claim to McPherson Square is being challenged by a House panel questioning whether the Park Service has made exceptions for the protesters.

Getting D.C. right. Showtime’s David Nevins understands his hometown, and it shows on TV hits like “Homeland.”

Best cookbooks by local authors. From ex-”Top Chef” contestants to cupcake queens, here are the best recipes from local chefs.

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