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September 2nd, 2009
06:11 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Wednesday September 2, 2009

Flames from a backfire approach homes September 1, 2009 in Glendale, California.  (Getty Images)
Flames from a backfire approach homes September 1, 2009 in Glendale, California. (Getty Images)

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • Could President Obama be getting set to ditch the controversial public option part of his health care plan?  It was originally billed as the best way to drive down health care costs.  The president is reportedly planning a speech to lay out the specifics of the changes, and what they could mean for your costs, and your monthly bills.  We’re live at the White House with the scoop.
  • And the California wildfires now burning dangerously close to Los Angeles.  There are new mandatory evacuation orders in effect.  And new worries about wind making the efforts to fight it even tougher.  It's already torched an area the size of Chicago.  Our Rob Marciano is live on the front lines.
  • There's a neighbor who calls her, the "real monster" in the Jaycee Dugan abduction case.  What was Philip Garrido's wife doing all those years, while a child was living in captivity in her backyard?  Nancy Garrido's lawyer will be with us live to tell us her part, in the 18 year horror story.
  • “Educating America.”  Imagine in this economy, saying "no" to a raise.  We found some teachers at one Maryland charter school doing exactly that.  And they're fighting their own teachers' union, so the kids don’t pay.

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