On Monday’s NewsHour…

BY newsdesk  September 20, 2010 at 4:07 PM EST

FRAUD MARS AFGHAN ELECTION | Weekend elections took place in Afghanistan and some citizens risked their own lives to vote as the Taliban attacked in parts of the country. The vote count is expected to slow and there have been reports of fraud at the polls. Gwen Ifill speaks with Scott Worden, who was an election observer with the National Democratic Institute.

BP WELL SEALED PERMANENTLY | Jeffrey Brown talks to Adm. Thad Allen about what it took to permanently seal the blown out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and what happens next.

FDA CONSIDERS GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is in the process of making a decision on whether genetically modified salmon is safe for people to eat. Margaret Warner runs a debate on the pros and cons of losening restrictions on GM foods.

THE PALIN EFFECT | Judy Woodruff looks at the political power of Sarah Palin with reporters Libby Casey of Alaska public radio and Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times.

JOURNALIST KILLED IN MEXICAN DRUG WAR | A young photographer working at El Diario newspaper was gunned down as he walked to lunch from his office. Ray Suarez talks with Angela Kocherga of Belo Television about the latest killing of journalists in the ongoing Mexico drug war.

Monday’s anchors are Gwen Ifill and Jeffrey Brown. Kwame Holman has the day’s other top news stories and look at the Web features. On the Political Checklist, David Chalian talks to Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about Sarah Palin in Iowa and President Obama’s town hall meeting. Plus on Patchwork Nation, find a map tracking foreclosures nationwide with an analysis on how housing troubles may effect voters.

Also, now that the BP oil well is sealed, we round up a list of the brewing environmental and legal fights on the Rundown.

We hope you’ll join us.