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

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is maintaining his innocence in an audio statement he gave to Penn State's campus radio station. The convicted pedophile is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for molesting 10 boys over 15 years.

Not far from where 17 year old W.T. Woodson High School student Bryan Glenn's car was found exactly a week ago, his body has been found off a popular trail.

ABC7 WEATHER: Today, we will see early morning showers, mostly cloudy and a cool day, with limited sun in the evening, with highs only reaching 61.

KAINE, ALLEN SQUARED OFF IN VIRGINIA: Per The Washington Post, “In their second televised debate Monday night, former governors George Allen and Timothy M. Kaine clashed over health care, women’s issues and Social Security as they sought to contrast how each would represent Virginia in the U.S. Senate. The two faced off for an hour-long exchange billed as ‘The People’s Debate,’ focused on issues including Medicare taxes, federal spending and immigration.”

STUDY: MORE AMERICANS TO CLAIM NO RELIGION: Per The Washington Post, “One-fifth of U.S. adults say they are not part of a traditional religious denomination, new data from the Pew Research Center show, evidence of an unprecedented reshuffling of Americans’ spiritual identities that is shaking up fields from charity to politics.”

D.C. MAIL VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Per WTOP, “Residents of the District of Columbia who haven't yet signed up to vote in the presidential election have one last day to register by mail. Residents who want to mail in their voter registration must have their applications postmarked no later than Tuesday. Applications are available online and at public libraries, firehouses and police stations.”

LONG STANDING ISSUES WENT UNADDRESSED IN D.C. TAX OFFICE: Per The Washington Post, D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi has been repeatedly warned by auditors “about weak controls and oversight in the tax office — which handles $6 billion in annual revenue — including insufficient tracking of payments, ‘dummy accounts’ with fictitious Social Security numbers and lax supervision of adjustments to taxpayer accounts. The reports describe a tax operation that has ‘inadequate controls’ and a lack of ‘management oversight,’ and that is ‘vulnerable to undetected errors, manipulation and fraud.’”

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS BEAT NATS IN GAME 2: In Game 2 on Monday, St. Louis hitters battered Washington Nationals pitchers all day en route to a 12-4 victory to tie their NLDS 1-1.  

MENINGITIS OUTBREAK BRIEFING: State public health officials are scheduled to provide an update on a rare and deadly meningitis outbreak in Virginia. State Health Commissioner Karen Remley and the state epidemiologist, Dr. David Trump, will provide the latest on the fungal meningitis outbreak during a teleconference Tuesday.

NEWSTALK: Today on Newstalk (Broadcast live at 10am on NewsChannel 8) Our Vote 2012 debate series continues with Question 6, the ballot measure that would legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland. Joining us: Del. Jolene Ivey (D-Prince George’s Co.) and Del. Tony O’Donnell (R-Southern Md.). Then: Is the name Redskins racist? We’ll talk with Derek Donovan, public editor of the Kansas City Star. They now refuse to use the term Redskins in the paper. Also with us: City Paper editor Mike Madden. City Paper is inviting readers to come up with a new name for Washington’s pro football team.

-Yasmeen Alamiri


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