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President Obama's approval rating, Gilbert Arenas through the years and that CBS reporter: This week's top news tweets

Thumbnail image for M1X00018_9.JPG President Obama shakes hands in the crowd after speaking at a rally for Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley at Bowie State University in Bowie. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

It's Friday. All day. While last week saw us soaking in hurricane residue, rumor has it that it's supposed to be nearly perfect out there this weekend. But before you go enjoy the next 48 hours, take a look at the stories you were most inclined to share:

  • Who likes Barack Obama -- and who doesn't?
  • Gallup's results of the president's job approval rating for September posted in Wonkbook piqued @washingtonpost reader interest. (FYI: Obama's job approval ratings remain below 50 percent, with an average 45 percent job approval score in September, according to Gallup.)

  • Gilbert Arenas, through the years. If one photo says 1,000 words, imagine what nine of them say about the controversial Wizards point guard. Dan Steinberg sums it up nicely: "The fascinating part is feeling a little bit of your soul get older through the years, feeling yourself age along with your athletic heroes."

  • Popped for pot. After veteran CBS Radio News correspondent Howard Arenstein and his wife were busted for growing marijuana plants in their yard and inside their home, the Internet was buzzing. (No pun intended.) The joke around here was that it was supplementary income.

  • Are Taliban representatives in high-level talks with Karzai's government? You all really seem to hope so. From Karen DeYoung, Peter Finn and Craig Whitlock's report: "They are very, very serious about finding a way out," one source close to the talks said of the Taliban.

  • 10 things that weren't here 10 years ago. What was absent for Y2K? Facebook, McDonald's apple slices and the aforementioned war in Afghanistan, to name a few. How would life be different?

Now it's time to get creative. Sum up the week's news in a tweet using #wpweek, and we'll post the best back here in this blog. But be warned: This guy is pretty hard to beat.

Update: We have a winner. Til next week!

@washingtonpost #wpweek obama's approval slips after busting Gilbert's 10 year old pot farm in Kabul.less than a minute ago via Echofon

By Katie Rogers  | October 8, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
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