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5 Things to Know Today, Monday, Aug. 13

Here's five things.

5 Things to Know Today, Monday, Aug. 13

Good morning, here are five things to know today:

Faiths came together in Medford Sunday in solidarity and support for the Sikh community. The Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar, a Sikh Temple in Medford, held an interfaith prayer service mid-day Sunday for the victims of a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin one week earlier. Representatives of at least a half dozen religious sects were in attendance. The temple's congregants sat cross-legged, heads covered in the second flood of 226 Mystic Avenue as speakers reflected on the tragedy. "We are all the children of one god," Gurinder Singh, president of Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar said. "Hopefully, this will be a new beginning for all of us."

Weather: Mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80s are expected today, according to the National Weather Service. Similar weather is expected tomorrow.

Reports: Fire in Washington Street Apartment: Medford firefighters responded to 35 Washington St. at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of a fire in a third-floor apartment, according to police scanner reports. Crews had the fire, which was described as “small” but “heavy,” knocked down by 12:37 p.m., according to the reports.

SNAP POLL: Massachusetts Republicans Say Ryan Will Energize Campaign: An overwhelming majority of influential Republicans from Massachusetts say Mitt Romney's choice of running mate Paul Ryan, will galvanize the state GOP: that’s the finding of a Red Commonwealth Snap Poll survey of influential conservatives sent out after Saturday morning's announcement. When Patch asked Massachusetts Republicans if Paul Ryan as vice president would help undecided Massachusetts voters, the answers were split down the middle with half saying they strongly agree and the other half saying they strongly disagree. "He is incredibly smart and can convey concepts in easy-to-understand language," one respondent said was an advantage to having Ryan on the Romney ticket.

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