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

An adult and four children have died in a raging two-alarm fire in Baltimore City that also left one other person and two firefighters injured.  

The National Zoo is set to reveal what killed a 6-day-old giant panda cub in a news conference Thursday morning.

It's round two at home for the Washington Nationals and fans are in a frenzy. At the first postseason game in nearly eight decades Wednesday, the D.C. team suffered a disappointing eight to nothing loss. Some fans are now worried baseball may soon be over in the nation's capital, but others believe that the team will rally.

ABC7 WEATHER: Today, we will have a sunny, breezy and cooler day, with highs reaching up to 64 degrees.  

ROMNEY’S CHANGE OF TONE: Per The Washington Post, “Romney declared himself “severely conservative” during GOP primaries, but his new moderate tone on immigration, taxes, health care has revived questions.”  

RG3 SAYS HE’S READY TO PLAY SUNDAY: Per The Washington Post, “Three days removed from the concussion that knocked him out of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced Wednesday and said he was confident he would be under center when the Redskins play the Minnesota Vikings at home Sunday.”

VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE SHOULD NOT SPOTLIGHT VP CANDIDATES: Per The Washington Post, “The dark art of the vice presidential debate begins with a single rule: If everybody’s talking about you, you’re doing it wrong. Since 1976, there have been eight televised face-offs between vice presidential nominees. The ninth will come Thursday, when Vice President Biden debates Republican Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) in Danville, Ky.”  

D.C. AUDIT CHIEF CRITICIZED: Per The Washington Post, “D.C. Council members sharply criticized Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi at an oversight hearing on Wednesday for failing to disclose internal audits that chronicled problems in his agency, with one council member saying she has ‘lost confidence in the operations of that office.’”

STATE DEPARTMENT ACKNOWLEDGES LIBYA SECURITY REJECTIONS: Per The Washington Post, “The State Department acknowledged Wednesday that it rejected appeals for more security at its diplomatic posts in Libya in the months before a fatal terrorist attack in Benghazi as Republicans suggested that lapses contributed to the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.”  

LOCAL PHILANTHROPIST GIVES BACK TO DISTRICT: Per The Washington Post, “Local philanthropist Bill Conway has begun giving away $1 billion to programs that help people like Mark Shepard, who is homeless, and India Williams, who’s studying nursing while raising two children. Conway hasn’t met either of the District residents. But he could hardly do better. In numerous cases similar to theirs in our region, Conway’s gifts should provide a lift to unemployed or other low-income people who are already striving to improve their lives.”

FORMER GRAY AIDE PLEADS GUILTY: Howard Brooks, 64, is one of three former Gray aides to plead guilty to crimes related to the 2010 campaign.

BODY OF BRYAN GLENN FOUND: The body found by searchers Monday in Fairfax is the missing W.T. Woodson High School student Bryan Glenn, Fairfax County Police say.

NEW STAFFORD AIRPORT TO BOOST BUSINESS: Per WTOP, “Stafford Regional Airport will break ground Oct. 16 on a terminal to go with its current 5,000-foot runway -- more evidence the region's economy continues to grow. The airport's offices have been located in a trailer since it opened a decade ago. Stafford County Deputy Administrator Tim Baroody says the new terminal should boost business.”

NEWSTALK: Today on Newstalk (Broadcast live at 10am on NewsChannel 8) Our Vote 2012 debate series continues with the race for the DC Council At-Large. Joining us: incumbents Michael Brown (I) and Vincent Orange (D) and challengers David Grosso (I) and Mary Brooks Beatty (R).

-Yasmeen Alamiri


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