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

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are prepping for their rematch. Tuesday evening's confrontation will take place at Hofstra University on New York's Long Island, and will be in a "town-hall" format during which the candidates will take questions from the audience. http://wj.la/T6Be0e

ABC7 WEATHER: Today, it will mostly sunny with the occasional breeze, overall, making today’s weather cooler, but nice. Highs will reach 67. http://wj.la/72e8x6  

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAUNTED BY LIBYA ATTACKS, EVENTS: Per The Washington Post, “A month after the assault on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, a fateful series of television appearances by Susan E. Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations, is haunting the Obama administration in the face of allegations that it deliberately attempted to play down suspicions of terrorist involvement.” http://wapo.st/S0ZwpJ

IMMIGRATION, GAY RIGHTS GROUPS BAND TOGETHER IN MARYLAND: Per The Washington Post, “A few weeks ago, CASA of Maryland and other immigration advocacy organizations formed an alliance with gay rights groups to urge passage of two hot-button initiatives on the Maryland ballot in November, one legalizing same-sex marriage and the other making some undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state tuition.” http://wapo.st/QpfnNI

D.C. ENDING CHARTERED HEALTH PLAN CONTRACT: Per The Washington Post, “The District is moving to end its relationship with the health-care company owned by embattled campaign financier Jeffrey E. Thompson after auditors discovered significant financial irregularities in its books. Multiple senior officials confirmed that Chartered Health Plan will not have its contract renewed to manage care for low-income city residents, its only significant source of business, and that insurance regulators are considering a move to place the company in government receivership.” http://wapo.st/V3M6aM

WHITE HOUSE WEIGHS ATTACKS AGAINST LIBYA: Per WTOP, “The White House, under political pressure to respond forcefully to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, is readying strike forces and drones but first has to find a target.” http://bit.ly/Pzk6z8

PRICE GEORGE’S COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER VIOLATES STATE LAW: Per The Washington Post, “Veteran Prince George’s County school board member Rosalind A. Johnson (District 1) has been living outside her district since June, which she acknowledges is a violation of a Maryland state law requiring school board members to reside in the districts they represent.” http://wapo.st/RAtEsO  

TINA FEY, AMY POEHLER TO HOST GOLDEN GLOBES: Per WTOP, “Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are teaming up for the Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Dick Clark Productions and NBC announced Monday that the pair of "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation" stars have signed on to host the 70th annual Golden Globes ceremony after British comedian Ricky Gervais' three-year reign as the show's acerbic emcee.” http://bit.ly/TpSBU6

VIRGINIA HIKERS FOUND: Two Virginia veterinarians reported missing while hiking in Glacier National Park were found alive Monday, elated family members and park officials said. Neal Peckens of Herndon, Va. and Jason Hiser of Richmond, Va. were found by searchers around 3:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, park officials said, noting the men had no injuries and were reunited with waiting relatives. http://wj.la/R7kq52

AD INSTALLED AT METRO TO COUNTER ANTI-JIHAD AD: A new advertisement has been installed in several Metro stations to counter an anti-jihad ad put up last week by court order. http://wj.la/T5YefQ

NEWSTALK: Today on Newstalk (Broadcast live at 10am on NewsChannel 8) DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier answers crime and safety questions from viewers. Among our topics: this week’s Washington Post investigation into the city’s homicide closure rate.

-Yasmeen Alamiri

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