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

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time in this presidential campaign Wednesday night for a nationally televised debate that will give millions of Americans a chance to size up two fierce competitors in a moment of high-risk theater.  

An alert has been issued to parents with children at West Springfield High School after a female student says she was followed home by a man.  

ABC7 WEATHER: Today, we will see morning clouds and fog, but it will turn partly cloudy, warm and humid, with some stray showers.  

MICHAEL BROWN PRESSED ON NONPROFIT DEALINGS: Per The Washington Post, “D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown is facing a new line of attack, from an opponent who is raising questions about a nonprofit organization Brown once ran. Independent candidate David Grosso sent a letter to the IRS on Monday requesting an audit of the Ronald H. Brown Foundation, which was established in 1996 and named for Brown’s father, a former commerce secretary and chairman of the Democratic National Committee who died in a plane crash that year.”  

ANTI-TERROR ‘FUSION CENTERS’ SLAMMED BY SENATE REPORT: Per The Washington Post, “An initiative aimed at improving intelligence sharing has done little to make the country more secure, despite as much as $1.4 billion in federal spending, according to a two-year examination by Senate investigators. The nationwide network of offices known as “fusion centers” was launched after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to address concerns that local, state and federal authorities were not sharing information effectively about potential terrorist threats.”  

REDSKINS ENDORSE MARYLAND QUESTION 7: The Washington Redskins are officially endorsing Maryland ballot Question 7 which, if passed, will green light the plans for a casino in Prince George's County.  

O’MALLEY LOOKS FOR ELECTRIC SURCHARGE: Per The Washington Post, “Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) on Wednesday will ask the state’s utility regulators to adopt a controversial plan to allow electric companies to charge ratepayers in advance of serious maintenance upgrades. In exchange, the utilities would have to meet a stricter standard of reliability.”  

FEDERAL COURT MAY DECIDE DULLES TOLL DEBATE: Per WTOP, “A federal court could ultimately decide how much drivers pay to use the Dulles Toll Road. A group called ‘No Toll Increase’ - which has been circulating petitions opposing the use of toll road money to partially finance the Metro expansion to Dulles International Airport - has taken the issue to a federal appellate court.”  

NEWSTALK: Today on Newstalk (Broadcast live at 10am on NewsChannel 8) Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler talks about the ballot questions voters will decide this fall. University of Mary Washington political science professor Stephen Farnsworth previews the first presidential debate and former Washington Senator PA announcer Charlie Brotman reflects on the Nationals capturing of the NL East flag.

-Yasmeen Alamiri


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