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5 stories to follow: Oct. 8

Here's your daily look at the stories we're following today:

5 stories to follow: Oct. 8

Law enforcement officers are near the scene on the National Mall in Washington, where a man set himself on fire Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Law enforcement officers are near the scene on the National Mall in Washington, where a man set himself on fire Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Here's your daily look at the stories we're following today:

1. National Mall fire victim: The man who set himself ablaze on the National Mall last week has been identified as 64-year-old John Constantino of Mount Laurel.

2. $100 bills: The new $100 bill starts circulating today. The bills feature a number of high-tech changes designed to thwart potential counterfeiters -- and many images related to Philadelphia.

3. Inquirer editor: Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow has been dismissed. Publisher Robert Hall says there were "philosophical differences" over the newspaper's direction.

4. Gubernatorial debate: New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic challenger Barbara Buono will face off in a one-hour debate tonight.

5. Double slaying: Police say 12-year-old boy and his mother were slain before they were found under a burning mattress over the weekend, and homicide detectives are calling Carlos Rivera, the boyfriend of 35-year-old Atlanta Deveney, a person of interest in the case. Authorities say Elijah Rosado may have died trying to protect Deveney. Rivera remains at large.

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