WTOP’s Top 5 morning stories

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby can\'t stop the game-winning goal by New York Rangers\' Marian Gaborik during the third overtime of Game 3 early Thursday. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Good morning, Washington area and readers worldwide — Check out these five stories to keep you informed and get you going:

Ex-D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. to learn fate today: A former District of Columbia councilmember is expected to receive a prison sentence of at least a year and a half, possibly more, when he is sentenced for stealing more than $350,000 in government funds during his time on the council. http://bit.ly/IHgffV

West Point putting bin Laden’s last words online: The world will soon be able to read the last words of Osama bin Laden as he struggled to command the attention of his far-flung terror network. http://bit.ly/IHieAU

U.S. man left in cell 4 days just tried to survive: After two days of being handcuffed in a tiny holding cell and desperate for food and water, Daniel Chong said he realized he had to stop wondering when he’d be let out and start thinking about how to stay alive. Entering what he called “survival mode,” and already drinking his own urine, he futilely tried to trigger an overhead fire sprinkler for some water, stacking clothes and a blanket and swinging his cuffed arms in an attempt to set it off. http://bit.ly/ItZYKp

Get some Zs with these sleep-easy eats: Getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge, but some unexpected foods could be the key to falling, and staying, asleep. http://bit.ly/IHj40k

‘The Wire’ takes on ‘Treme’ in epic battle of the bands: What do you get when Antoine Batiste goes up against Omar in New Orleans? A “Treme” versus “The Wire” battle of the bands. http://bit.ly/IHfBPu

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