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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Unity needed in Ward 5; helps spur political talk | #DMVReads

One of today’s featured stories calls for unity among Ward 5 voters following the resignation of D.C. Council member Harry Thomas (pictured). (Jahi Chikwendiu - WASHINGTON POST)
If you had one local story to share with others, what would it be?

This week, we continue with #DMVReads, a feature designed to help readers share the best local stories with one another. It’s simple: Share your favorite local story of the day with the hashtag #DMVReads and we’ll feature the best in a lunchtime blog post.

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To get you started, here are a few of today’s worthwhile local reads:

Following the uprising from afar.. .Despite being thousands of miles from their home country, many local Syrian Americans remain engaged in the political happenings there.

Party-free politics...Maryland Reporter has the scoop on Nathan Glendening, the son of former Maryland Governor Parris Glendening and one of the creative forces behind, a new site geared toward changing how people talk about politics.

Time for Ward 5 to unite...In the wake of the Harry Thomas scandal, Greater Greater Washington thinks it’s important for Ward 5 progressives to come together in support of a single city council candidate.

Check out U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Steve Jobs exhibit ... Curbed D.C. has video here:

By Andy Smith  |  01:20 PM ET, 01/09/2012

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