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ABC7 NEWS: The very latest on these stories today on Good Morning Washington:

Protesters affiliated with last year's Occupy demonstrations in Washington are planning a series of events to mark the one-year anniversary of the protests.

A coal-fired power plant in Alexandria that has drawn the scorn of environmentalists for decades has been shut down. The GenOn Power Plant closed Monday under an agreement between city officials and Houston-based GenOn Energy.  

ABC7 WEATHER: Today, we will see some morning sun, which will turn to clouds and some rain later in the day. Highs will be in the low 70s.  

MITT ROMNEY, PRESIDENT OBAMA IN A TIGHT RACE, POLL SHOWS: Per The Washington Post, “On the eve of the first presidential debate, President Obama leads or is at parity with Mitt Romney on virtually every major issue and attribute in what remains a competitive general election, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.”

LOCAL HOSPITALS TO LOSE MILLIONS IN MEDICARE FUNDING: Per The Washington Post, “Hospitals in the District and Northern Virginia will lose millions of dollars in Medicare funding over the next year because too many of their patients were re¬admitted to a hospital within weeks of being released, according to Medicare data and interviews with hospital officials.”

BOMB KILLS AT LEAST 14 IN AFGHANISTAN: Per WTOP, “A suicide bomber driving a motorcycle packed with explosives rammed his bike into a patrol of Afghan and international forces on Monday morning in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 14 people, including three NATO service members and their translator, officials said.”

NEW MARYLAND DOMESTIC ABUSE LAWS: Per WTOP, Maryland “Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is highlighting two new laws that are taking effect to protect victims of domestic violence. Brown will talk about the new laws, which take effect Monday, in Rockville at the Family Justice Center. Starting Monday, residents who are forced to leave their employment to escape the threat of domestic violence will be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.”

CANTOR TO DEBATE WAYNE POWELL: Per WTOP, “House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is set to debate an opponent for only the second time since he was elected to Congress in 2000. The Republican from Virginia's conservative 7th District will debate Democrat Wayne Powell before a Chamber of Commerce audience Monday night.”

CELEBRITY UNION: Per The Washington Post, Academy Award-nominated actress Anne Hathaway and her fiance of 10 months, Adam Shulman, got married on Saturday, tying the knot during a ceremony People magazine characterized as “low-key.”

REDSKINS VICTORIOUS OVER TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS SUNDAY: With the game on the line, Robert Griffin III moved the Washington Redskins right down the field and to the second victory of his young career.

NEWSTALK: Today on Newstalk (Broadcast live at 10am on NewsChannel 8) Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine (D) talks about his bid for the Senate seat being vacated by Jim Webb. DC Councilwoman Mary Cheh talks about transportation issues and the 2012 campaign, and Capital Golf Weekly host Dave Lucas discusses the Ryder Cup competition.

-Yasmeen Alamiri


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