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Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Gas prices rising for Thanksgiving; Occupy DC speaks on car collision (#PMBuzz)

Here’s our roundup of the five stories you should read before today’s evening commute:

(Tony Gutierrez - AP)
Not traveling this Thanksgiving? Be thankful. AAA is warning that the average price of gasoline is 58 cents higher than the same time last year, and things won’t get much better heading into the holidays.

Penn State students are reacting to former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky’s arrest. Sunday evening, handful of students stood outside the administration building with signs reading: “Protecting molesters?” and “Tonight I am ashamed of PSU.” Campus Overload’s Jenna Johnson has more here.

Marion Barry eyes his son as D.C. Council successor. From Mike DeBonis: “In conversations with political associates, Barry, 75, has outlined plans to run for a third consecutive term as D.C. Council member for Ward 8 but serve only a partial term, backing his only son, Christopher Barry, to fill his seat.”

Howard University’s Afro Blue among final six in NBC’s “The Sing Off.” Having made it to the seventh week of competition, Howard University’s Afro Blue is still going strong on NBC’s The Sing Off. But another team will be voted off tonight.

Fall foliage: Now in technicolor. Capital Weather Gang captured these awesome images of a warm fall weekend.

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