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Top Stories: Obama, Romney Spar; Ahmadinejad Is Dismissive About Israel

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- Debate Preview: Obama And Romney Shadow Box On '60 Minutes'.

-- 'Amazing Scene' As Riot Shuts Foxconn Plant In China.

-- Little Panda's Death Leaves Zookeepers 'Devastated'.

Other stories in the news:

-- On Eve Of Appearance At U.N., Ahmadinejad Dismisses Israel's "Military Threats." (The Washington Post)

-- "Libyan Government To Disband Rogue Groups." (Morning Edition)

-- "Search Suspended In Nepal Avalanche; Three Missing Feared Dead." (CNN)

Related report from Reuters: "Weekend avalanche swept away camps and killed 11 people ... on Mount Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest mountain."

-- 'Homeland,' 'Modern Family' Big Winners At Emmys. (The Associated Press)

Related post on Monkey See: "Live-Blogging The 2012 Emmy Awards."

-- Hours After His Brother's Death, Baltimore Ravens' Torrey Smith Helps Lead Team To Dramatic 31-30 Win Over The New England Patriots. (The Associated Press)

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