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

Monday, Metro is installing pro-Israel ads across the transit system that equates Muslim radicals with savages. The pro-Israel ads read, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilian man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”  

We are off to a below average, blustery start to the week, and over the weekend, it was a tale of two seasons. Saturday started with summer- like temperatures but the weather quickly changed, literally leaving some out in the cold Sunday.

ABC7 WEATHER: Today, we will see possible showers in the afternoon, and highs will only reach the mid-50s.  

ROMNEY TO DEBUT MAJOR FOREIGN POLICY ADDRESS: Per The Washington Post, “Romney will give a major foreign policy address Monday in Virginia that aides said would advocate a “peace through strength” approach abroad and attack Obama’s leadership as weak, themes that Romney has been trying to push for months. In excerpts of his speech released Sunday, Romney says, ‘It is time to change course in the Middle East.’”  

U.S. CREATES METRO SAFETY STANDARDS: Per The Washington Post, “Federal officials have begun drafting safety standards for the nation’s subway and light-rail systems, three years after the deadly Red Line crash exposed vast gaps in oversight of trains that transport millions of people a day.”

HUGO CHAVEZ WINS VENEZUELAN PRESIDENCY: President Hugo Chavez put to rest any doubts about his masterful political touch in winning a third consecutive six-year term after a bitterly fought race against a youthful rival who has galvanized Venezuela's opposition.

NATS TAKE GAME 1: Pinch hitter Tyler Moore blooped a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals won in their postseason debut, beating the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in 3-2 Sunday in an NL playoff opener.  

FREE PARKING IN D.C. MONDAY: Per WTOP, “Columbus Day means free street parking in the District of Columbia.”

HOMELESSNESS ON THE RISE IN THE AREA: Per The Washington Post, “In a region with seven of the 10 most affluent counties in the country, family homelessness is on the rise — straining services, filling shelters and forcing parents and their children to sleep in cars, parks, and bus and train stations.”  

VAN DER SLOOT IMPREGNATED WOMAN WHILE IN PRISON: Per WTOP, “A Dutch newspaper says that Joran van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year-sentence for murdering a young Peruvian woman, has impregnated a woman while imprisoned in Lima.”

NEWSTALK: Today on Newstalk (Broadcast live at 10am on NewsChannel 8) Our Vote 2012 debate series kicks off with Question 7, the ballot question to allow a casino in Prince George’s County—joining us: Del. Jay Walker (D-Prince George’s County) and Del. Lou Simmons (D-Montgomery). We’ll look at the Nationals first playoff game and the Redskins-Falcons tilt. And, UMW political science professor Stephen Farnsworth will join us to discuss the post-debate bounce for Mitt Romney, if any, and Sunday's Kaine-Allen debate.

-Yasmeen Alamiri


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