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WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Home of the Cajun Dictionary

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Good Morning. John and Britney here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

An amendment to a Louisiana law on marriage is preventing some legal citizens from tying the knot. Now, a lawsuit claims it's unconstitutional.

Many people had high hopes for the proposed Lake Charles Mardi Gras Boardwalk on the land Pinnacle donated to the city. But a notice has gone out saying the corporation's authority to do business in Louisiana will be revoked.

Plus, the town of Welsh will celebrate being called "The Home of the Cajun Dictionary" today. An official proclamation will be presented to the town by state officials.

And presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will take the debate stage Wednesday night for one final primetime showdown. Ahead of the debate, Trump is saying the media is against him, creating a rigged system and poisoning the minds of voters. Meantime, Clinton's campaign continues to deal with more fall-out from secret e-mails. We want to know if you are planning to watch the final debate tonight. Be a part of the conversation this morning on our KPLC Facebook and Twitter pages.

In weather, fog is becoming more of an issue today with highs back in the upper 80s. Chance of a few showers also returns this afternoon. A line of showers and storms on Thursday will push through the area ahead of a strong cold front that will bring cooler temperatures for Friday and through the upcoming weekend. Meteorologist Ben Terry will have more coming up in your 'First Alert Forecast.' 

Remember, if you are not near a TV this morning, you can watch us live on the desktop or your smartphone.

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