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10 Things to Know for Monday

Posted: August 5, 2013 6:00 a.m.
Updated: August 5, 2013 6:00 a.m.
 

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. 19 US DIPLOMATIC POSTS TO STAY CLOSED THROUGH SATURDAY

Closure of the embassies and consulates across the Mideast comes almost a year after an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya.

2. WHO COULD RETURN TO YANKEE LINEUP

Major League Baseball will suspend A-Rod Monday over links to performance-enhancing drugs, but he could be allowed to play while he appeals, source tells The AP.

3. IRAN'S NEW PRESIDENT PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR ASSAD

"The deep, strategic and historic relations between the people of Syria and Iran ... will not be shaken," Hasan Rouhani says.

4. GOVERNORS EYE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS

2016 presidential race hangs over annual governors' summit.

5. 'A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE FEELING BETRAYED'

Some tea party stars have shifted tactics to broaden their appeal, frustrating their core base.

6. CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN WHITEY BULGER CASE

The accused Winter Hill Gang leader faces a litany of criminal charges, including 19 killings.

7. WHY WEINER IS STILL IN NYC MAYOR'S RACE

Campaign experts say the ex-congressman still has a shot at rehabilitating his image, and would lose access to matching campaign funds if he quits.

8. STATES CONSIDER RESTRICTING DRONES

More than 40 states have introduced legislation to regulate law enforcement's use of unmanned aircraft.

9. POWERBALL HITS $400M

The jackpot isn't as high as the record $590.5 million prize awarded in May, but it's still the third-largest Powerball jackpot ever.

10. FROM SPIN DOCTOR TO 'DOCTOR WHO'

Scottish actor Peter Capaldi will be the 12th actor to play the title role in the internationally popular science fiction series "Doctor Who," fresh off a role as a political fixer in a UK sitcom.

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