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News Minute: Here is the latest D.C. news from The Associated Press

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A second televised debate has been set for Maryland's governor's race. The Washington Post, WTOP Radio and NewsChannel 8 will co-host the hour-long debate between Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan on Oct. 13.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - VDOT is smoothing the way for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. From noon today until noon Tuesday, VDOT will suspend most road work and lift lane closures on most interstates to ease the travel woes of Labor Day travelers. VDOT also encourages motorists to dial 511 to get up-to-the-minute information on traffic accidents and congestion.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is taking steps to hire more veterans. Herring says he'll sign "The Patriot Pledge" and begin the process of making his office a certified "Virginia Values Veterans" employer. Herring called Virginia's military connections and veteran population a tremendous resource.

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A Prince George's County charter school will end recess in an effort to short its academic day. The head of College Park Academy says teachers suggested the move. He says teachers noted that students were really tired by the end of the day. The school had a longer school day than most middle schools.

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