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A New Councilman For D.C.'s Ward 5

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Washington voters on Tuesday tried to turn the page on a scandal that sent a former D.C. Council member to prison on corruption charges. Democrat Kenyan McDuffie overwhelmingly won a special election to replace Harry Thomas, Jr., who earlier this month was sentenced to a 38-month federal prison sentence. McDuffie joins Kojo to share his vision for the city and for the future of Ward 5.

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