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Tonight on the program, we examine the leadup to the first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Also: plane issues hit American Airlines, the Vatican tries to distance itself from the leaked documents scandal, the importance of early voting for a mostly-decided Iowa, quicker genetic tests for infants, and Jim Lehrer shares his debate history with 'Tension City.'
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