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Here are some of the stories we cover in today’s edition:

In just one week, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will meet for the first presidential debate of the 2012 general election. The very first presidential debate in history was held 52 years ago today between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon. Watching the debate on television, Nixon’s family was very concerned about his appearance:

[17:17] “Richard Nixon’s mother was so concerned about how her son had looked on camera that she actually called Nixon’s secretary and wanted to know ‘is everything okay with him’,” says Northeastern University journalism professor, Alan Schroeder.