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

In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy.

A 17-year-old Fairfax boy has been missing since early Monday morning and police are citing "unusual circumstances." Bryan Glenn was last seen on the grounds of W. T. Woodson High School about 7:15 a.m. He was not seen at the school or in classes that day. He was reported missing Monday evening, October 1.

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

TURKEY FIRES ON SYRIAN TARGETS: Per The Washington Post, “Turkey fired on Syrian targets for a second day Thursday but said it has no intention of declaring war, despite tensions after deadly shelling from Syria killed five civilians in a Turkish border town.”

TAXI SURCHARGE FOR NATS GAMES NIXED: Per The Washington Post, “Mayor Vincent C. Gray quashed plans Wednesday evening to allow taxicab drivers in the District to charge $1 for each extra passenger after the first one during Nationals playoff game days at home. The mayor’s action came just hours after the D.C. Taxicab Commission announced the surcharge in a news release.”  

D.C. HOUSING AGENCY WAIT LIST MAY CLOSE: Per The Washington Post, “Citing its unmanageable size and the need to make reforms, D.C. public housing officials said Wednesday that they are considering suspending the city’s waiting list for housing aid. D.C. Housing Authority officials told a gathering of housing advocates this week that the list could close indefinitely before the end of the year as they determine how to improve its function. There are more than 67,000 households on the list, spokeswoman Dena Michaelson said.”

KAINE TAKES THE LEAD OVER ALLEN IN VIRGINIA: Democrat Tim Kaine is widening his lead over Republican George Allen in the race for Virginia’s Senate seat, a new poll shows.  

LINCOLN MEMORIAL REFLECTING POOL DRAINED: Per The Washington Post, “The National Park Service began draining the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool Wednesday afternoon, the latest attempt to remove algae that had spread across the landmark and overshadowed the $34 million renovation of the site.”

NEWSTALK: Today on Newstalk (Broadcast live at 10am on NewsChannel 8) Analysis of the first presidential debate. Joining us: former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich (R), Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery), reporter Scott Thuman and Washington Times columnist Deborah Simmons, then, DC Councilwoman Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4).

-Yasmeen Alamiri


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