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Kenyan McDuffie, the newly elected D.C. councilman in Ward 5, tries out his new seat on the dais in the council chamber room at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. after being sworn in on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. McDuffie was elected May 15 in a special election to replace Councilman Harry Thomas, who plead guilty to funneling some $350,000 in funds intended for city children. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Kenyan McDuffie, the newly elected D.C. councilman in Ward 5, tries out his new seat on the dais in the council chamber room at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. after being sworn in on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. McDuffie was elected May 15 in a special election to replace Councilman Harry Thomas, who plead guilty to funneling some $350,000 in funds intended for city children. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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