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>> we began in wisconsin where three people were found dead tonight after a shooting inside a salon. we learn the man police said pulled the trigger is also dead. according to authorities in milwaukee, a domestic dispute led a mentor should a total of seven people inside a day spa. during the search in the hours after the shooting, the bomb squad was called out and found an improvised explosive device at the scene. witnesses described what they saw outside the salon in the moments after the shooting. >> we saw some woman crawl out of the front door and rolled down the hill. the cops had scooped her up and taken her right over to the
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ambulance and taken off with her. we heard a loud shriek, and we saw them picking up another woman and taking her over to the ambulance. after that, we saw about 10 people leave with their arms of. >> her body was found inside the salon. the shooting comes six months after the deadly shooting rampage inside a sikh temple nearby. at a time when presidential politics is at the forefront of the national conversation comes word tonight that senator george mcgovern has passed away. mcgovern ran for president twice. during his career, the senator was not afraid to speak his mind at all. >> george mcgovern was one of the most outspoken opponents of the vietnam war, and tonight he has been remembered for the
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impact he had on american politics. >> george mcgovern passed away early sunday morning at the age of 90. he is remembered as a proud liberal. mcgovern represented south dakota in both the house and senate. he also served in world war ii, a dedicated bomber pilot. he would go on to be one of the first to speak out against the u.s. involvement in the vietnam war. former new mexico governor bill richardson spoke today about mcgovern's impact on our country. demi -- >> very sad. i think he will be remembered for his contributions on agriculture, on hunger, and then the democratic party. he transformed the party, the primary system, getting minorities involved. >> most people remember mcgovern for his run for president in 1972 against president richard nixon. among the missteps in his campaign, mcgovern was forced to dump his running mate thomas eagleton after it was learned he
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had a history of psychic -- psychiatric problems. nixon won by a landslide. mcgovern ran again in 1984 but dropped out because of poor primary showings. his words from that campaign still resonate today. >> the question is not -- are we better off than we were four years ago? the question is -- where will america be four years from now? [applause] what is the american future? what kind of america do we want to be? >> mcgovern helped transform the democratic party nomination process and to what it is today. he scaled back the role of party officials and insiders and increased the role of caucuses, primaries, and delegates. he also started the food for peace program. >> we will stick with presidential politics because
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the countdown is on. just 16 days left until the election, and tonight, the candidates are busy prepping for tomorrow night's date. president barack obama is at camp david, and mitt romney is in florida. richard, even with the two debates down, there are still people who have not decided who they will vote for. >> a lot of undecided votes out there. one poll put this race a dead heat -- 47% for each candidate. many folks at the white house say they will be watching that debate. emma i am and decided, actually. >> i've made my decision. >> is it is here, like the rest of the country, are split. >> president obama. >> i will vote for mitt romney. >> this topic -- foreign policy. >> spoiler alert -- we got bin laden.
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>> mitt romney bashing the administration for its missile response to the attack in libya what he called a failed approach to the region. >> this calls into question the president's policy in the middle east. >> -- a leading policy will be big monday night. >> the challenge for president obama will be defining the middle east strategy going forward. -- articulating policy will be big monday night. >> for mitt romney the big challenge is how you drill down into specific policies. >> meanwhile it is under preparation time for both candidates while surrogates hit the campaign trail. van at a clear agenda for how we fix this country's problems. >> president obama has a clear vision about these middle-class and the central role they play in building the economy. >> back in the white house -- >> the question is what about the economy? >> there's a third group -- the undecided? >> so far, i have not seen a convincing case from either one of them. everyone talks about what they're going to do. nobody says how they are going to do it. >> on one topic there is
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agreement -- >> it will be very close. >> again, voters telling us that the economy will be the big issue expected to come up during tomorrow night's debate. a lot of folks will be watching here as we have been saying, each of past two debates, between 65 million and 66 million viewers. >> less of a lot of people will be watching right here on abc 7. -- let's hold a lot of people will be watching right here on abc 7. other news now -- the search is on for someone to kill the woman overnight. it happened shortly before 3:00 this morning. when officers arrived, they found a woman lying on the ground. she had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene. the woman has not yet been identified. police are asking anyone with information about the case to give them a call. prince george's county police officers were sent out -- will fan out tomorrow morning looking for clues they hope will help them solve a murder of a high
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school senior. police will talk with drivers and pedestrians along central avenue to see if they remember anything unusual that happened on the morning of september 11 when ross was shot and killed as he walked to central high school in capitol heights. the number of students in fairfax county public schools who are homeless is likely to top 2500 the school year. this is according to a report today in the "washington post." the article indicates the increase in students from kindergarten to high school is directly related to the impact of the recession. the report goes on to say this year's total will be 10 times the number of homeless students in county schools than there were just 15 years ago. we sit -- we switch gears now and the redskins faced the giants, and it came down to the bitter end. >> arthur morris again, over 100
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yards rushing but four turnovers. five up to this point. a better outcome, but a spectacular performance yet again. several giants defensive ends called him the best quarterback they played so far this year and he is a rookie, as you know. the redskins down 2016, facing a fourth engine. robert griffin the third somehow gets out of this. only a select few athletes can do that. three plays later, the giants blitz. a perfect throw to santana's. in an with this been in the end zone. redskins led, but then -- that is how the giants responded to victor cruz, who goes untouched 77 yards. does he really have to do the salsa dancing? that just kind of rebs it in. -- that just kind of rubs it in.
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it is a lesson to learn. >> the reds from in the locker room. there are certain games you'll be part of that you should have won and lost, and some games that, you know, you should have lost any one. we feel like this is a game we should have won. >> heartbreaker. there were two injuries. one very serious. we will have the details. >> thank you for the update. chris sunday afternoon in the weather, but things will not be quite the school in the days ahead. let's check in with our meteorologist. >> some big changes are on the way. warmer weather in the forecast for the upcoming work and school week, but first, let's show you what is going on right now. satellite and radar quiet and dry. mainly clear skies for the overnight hours, and that will allow our temperatures to tumble into the 40's. even the upper 30's in the mountains with a little bit of patchy fog, but nothing that will cause any significant travel delays, early tomorrow morning.
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if you are headed up side for dinner, for a walk mainly clear skies. temperatures will fall into the 50's. winds will ease of the northwest. just around tibia to 5 miles an hour. talking about temperatures near 80 degrees. i will tell you when in just a few minutes. >> thank you. an accused terrorist arrested for plotting and 9/11-style attack. how they intended to distract police from their real plans. as a head. also coming up, one minute there are reports he is dying. the next, he is sitting around talking politics. how friends up and tell castro say he is doing today. and it is that time of year
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maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them.m. wet we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hdred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. [ male announcer ] if barack obama is re-elected what will the next four years be like? one: the debt will grorow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion. two: 20 million americans could lose their employer-based health care. three: taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. four: energy prices will continue
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to go up. and five: $716 billion in medicare cuts that hurt current seniors. five reasons we can't afford four more years of barack obama. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> security forces in jordan said they had foiled a plot that the terrorist colorado 9/11 part two. intelligence officials released
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photos of 11 jordanian accused of planning deadly attacks. authorities say the first targets would diplomats and shopping malls. then while security was occupied, a major operation would get under way. according to investigators, the goal was to cause the highest number of casualties and extensive physical damage. there have been plenty of reports that former cuban leader fidel castro has been in failing health. today, then as well as former vice president says castro is doing just fine. the 86 year-old was last seen publicly -- you may recall in march when he met during pope benedict's visit to cuba. we have a photo of castro that was taken this weekend. he also spoke about how they spend their meeting together. >> yesterday, we spoke for about five hours about agriculture, history, and international politics. >> while castro never fully recovered from a botched surgery
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for an undisclosed intestinal illness back in 2006, two years later, his brother officially succeeded him in office. an early start for people taking part in the annual army 10-mile. the big race ahead, and they could not have asked for better weather today.
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take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't g go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney
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wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> and they are often running this morning. thousands of people took part in this year's army 10-miler. and to move across the moral goods into the district before ending back in arlington. >> apparently the weather was good enough for them. >> what a day. let me tell you, it week from today, the marine corps marathon, and that is the big
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one. the weather -- not so hot at this point. at least that is what some of the models indicate. let's enjoy tonight, mainly clear skies outside right now. beautiful shot from our roof camera. temperatures nothing to complain about. here we are moving toward the end of october and it is 63 degrees at reagan national airport. winds out of the north/nw. at 10 miles an hour. our high-tech, 67 degrees. that's normally where we are this time of year. the record -- 85 setback in 1947. 30 back in 1974. the wind's just around four or 5 miles an hour. head over to herndon, 55 after a high of 63. our final stop taxes over to northwestern sees. 50 degrees after a high of 62. temperatures outside range from the 50's to the 60's. the temperatures are little bit milder and now 64, if your looking for the color or warmer air, and this just to the south
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and west of us. st. louis nashville, atlanta, now in the mid-70's. this is what is on the way as we move to tuesday, wednesday thursday, and a 24-hour temperature change, although not impressive for us idc, a to the west, 10 or 15 degrees warmer compared to what it was this time yesterday -- although not impressive for us in d.c., out to the west, 10 or 15 degrees warmer than yesterday. not going to last very long. by next weekend, we could be looking at a significant storm system moving up the east coast. good color change. accounted of frederick county looks wonderful out to the west across western maryland. southern maryland, not so much right now. in another week or two, it should look really, really nice outside. here is our futurecast. crystal clear skies. our temperatures are going to boost throughout the day on tuesday well into the 70's, and
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we could see 80 by wednesday. our forecast for tonight -- mostly clear skies. apache bought up to the west as. no travel delays expected. upper 30's. lots of sunshine. the extended outlook a toll call for temperatures that will jump into the lower 80's on wednesday. by thursday and friday, we will cool our temperatures a tiny bit, and a lot of questions on the way on sunday. we could be looking at what could be tropical storm -- the name would be sandy. colliding with a cold front, and it could be a nor'easter. it is late october. a lot to talk about. >> enjoy the game, maybe not the outcome. but they tried hard. we'll give you an update on how they are doing and russia on
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fourth and 10 and even gryphon said it was not enough. where do
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democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. >> some injury news for you -- fred davis tore his left achilles' and is out for the season. the redskins' defense has given up 200 points through seven games, the third worst in the league behind tennessee and buffalo. scary moment for davis, as i mentioned. he seems to lose balance in the end zone, falls to the ground. holding his left leg, which help of the field but could not put weight on it. redskins said it was his achilles, and it was confirmed after the game. later in the second, rg3 --
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where is the d on this? the game was tied at 13 1/2. early in the fourth, brad shaw plunges in from a yard out to put new york up by seven, but late in the fourth, the redskins down 20 to 16. facing a fourth and 10. look at rg3 go. no one can stop him. i smell rookie of the league of fleet -- fourth week in a row. the giants bleach -- blitzed. does not get any prettier. then this happens, though. the giants get the ball. manning -- there you go. more fourth quarter magic. after the game, players say he is like joe montana now. victor cruz -- he is something else. 7 7 yards and does the salsa. santana moss uncharacteristically fumbles
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there. the giants recovered and went 27-23. >> we had turnovers today. there's no excuses for that, but let the was telling the guys in the locker room, we still had a chance to win at the end of the game, and we were ahead the end of the game even with those turnovers. >> i feel great about the touchdown, but i am trying to make a difference. but, you know, you are fighting and anything can happen. sometimes you lose the fight. sometimes you see the make a great play. ec manning get cornered -- you see maning get cornered. i'm not going to do it. a long way to go. we can get better. does not matter how you start. it is about how you finish.
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>> , harper is can we take? the next game starts at 7:00 tonight in san francisco. the cardinals have a lead in the series. -- how many heartbreaks [ mitt romney
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] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadersp -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republibn or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors to
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lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. >> sounds like a nice evening. >> absolutely. joy tonight, into the next two days because it will be absolutely beautiful. by saturday, things are going to start to take a turn, and on sunday and monday of next week this is something worth watching over the coming days. not to alarm anyone, but we could be looking at something we have not seen in a really, really long time meteorological ly. >> not to alarm you, but we will
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[ male announcer ] if barack obama is re-elected what will the next four years be like? e: the debt will grow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion. two: 20 million americans could lose their employer-based health care. three: taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. four: energy prices will continue to go up. and five: $716 billion in medicare cuts that hurt current seniors. five reasons we can't afford four more years of barack obama. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.

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