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

A new proposal may be in the works in the District to help families living in the Bloomingdale neighborhood, which has been battered by a series of floods. http://wj.la/QLIOvN

Metro says repairs planned for this weekend will affect all lines. The work is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through Sunday. http://wj.la/TGTnkk  

ABC7 WEATHER: Today, we will see spotty morning rain, a mostly cloudy day, with highs reaching 50. http://wj.la/72e8x6  

METRO TO MONITOR EMPLOYEE SLEEPING HABITS: Per The Washington Post, “Early next year, some Metro employees will be asked to log their activities and wear motion-detecting devices that resemble wristwatches in an effort to measure how much they sleep — or don’t sleep — and the effect of sleep habits on their jobs.” http://wapo.st/QLCDrq  

MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEFENDS ANTI-ABORTION SIGNS: Per The Washington Post, “Lawyers for Montgomery County on Thursday vigorously defended a controversial ordinance that requires certain anti-abortion pregnancy centers to post signs warning that the centers do not employ licensed medical personnel and urges pregnant women to ‘consult with a licensed health care provider.’” http://wapo.st/QLhQV4  

MICHELLE KWAN LANDS STATE DEPARTMENT JOB: Per The Washington Post, “Need proof that Michelle Kwan is truly a Washingtonian now? The figure skating legend has become a bureaucrat. About a year and a half after moving to D.C., the former Olympian is launched on a career track, with a new job this fall at the State Department. Official title: Senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs.” http://wapo.st/QIi6nG  

EGYPT’S MORSI CALLS FOR NATIONAL DIALOGUE: Per The Washington Post, “With tanks and barbed wire ringing the presidential palace, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday called for a “national dialogue” but remained determined to press forward with a controversial referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution that has plunged this nation into a political crisis.” http://wapo.st/TLzB3P  

US MARINE PLEADS TO TAKING $150K IN BRIBES IN IRAQ: Per WTOP, “Federal prosecutors in San Diego say a U.S. Marine has pleaded guilty to accepting $150,000 in bribes from contractors while stationed in Iraq. The U.S. attorney's office says 36-year-old Staff Sgt. Gilbert Mendez pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to defraud the United States.” http://bit.ly/YIsmAT

D.C. GETTING WHITER, YOUNGER, RICHER: Some are calling it a "population evolution" in the District, as African Americans are moving out to the suburbs, while wealthy whites are moving in, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, released today. http://wj.la/YSYNLY  

A MILLION-DOLLAR TRIP TO THE MOON: For a mere $1.5 billion, the business is offering countries the chance to send two people to the moon and back, either for research or national prestige. http://wj.la/YSPU51  

U.S., RUSSIA, U.N. IN TALKS OVER SYRIA: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Russia's foreign minister and the U.N. peace envoy to Syria for extraordinary three-way talks that suggested Washington and Moscow might finally unite behind a strategy as the Assad regime weakens. http://wj.la/TG54nl

NEWSTALK: Today on Newstalk (Broadcast live at 10am on NewsChannel 8) Washington Post reporter Gene Wang previews Sunday's Redskins-Ravens game. We'll talk with newly-elected Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro. And Jim Dinegar, head of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, discusses the business community's concerns about the looming fiscal cliff.

-Yasmeen Alamiri

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