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      Kenyan McDuffie to be sworn into D.C. Council seat

      (Courtesy http://www.mcduffieforcouncil.com/)

      WASHINGTON (AP) - Kenyan McDuffie is set to become the newest member of the D.C. Council.

      McDuffie, a Democrat, will be sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the new councilmember for Ward 5.

      He won a special election last month to replace Harry Thomas Jr., who is headed to prison for three years after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $350,000 from the city.

      McDuffie will serve the remainder of Thomas' term, which runs through 2014. He's a former prosecutor who resigned from a position in Mayor Vincent Gray's administration to run for the council seat.