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August 25, 2013

10 Things to Know for Monday

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

1. WHO AGREES TO UN PROBE INTO CHEMICAL WEAPONS USE

Syria OKs investigation into last week’s alleged toxic gas attack outside Damascus, as calls for U.S. military action grow.

2. ‘WHY ARE WE PROVIDING GOVERNMENT PENSIONS TO THESE PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS?’

An AP review finds hundreds of lobbyists in at least 20 states receive public pensions because they represent associations of counties, cities and school boards.

3. EGYPTIAN COURTS HEAR ‘TRIAL OF THE TWO REGIMES’

Separate cases against ex-President Mubarak and top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood — both over allegations of killing protesters — are under way.

4. ATTACKS IN IRAQ KILL AT LEAST 46

Insurgents struck a coffee shop, a wedding party convoy and a carload of off-duty soldiers in numerous attacks around the country.

5. OVERHAULING INDIAN TRIBE RECOGNITION RULES

Proposed federal rule changes could bolster tribes’ claims to surrounding land and open the door to more casinos.

6. CALIF. CITY TRIES EASING MORTGAGES BY SEIZING LOANS

Richmond faces a legal battle over its plan to use eminent domain to seize mortgages from financial institutions.

7. ‘IN SOME WAYS WE FEEL LIKE THE STORM WAS YESTERDAY’

Two summers after Hurricane Irene dropped up to 11 inches of rain on parts of Vermont, the state’s farmers struggle to get back on their feet.

8. WHAT COULD TURN ‘SUPER BOWL’ INTO ‘STORM BOWL’

The Farmers’ Almanac predicts a ‘piercing cold’ winter, with a blizzard forecast to hit the Northeast in time for the NFL championship at open-air MetLife Stadium in N.J.

9. SMITHSONIAN PANDA CUB’S HEALTH EXCELLENT

The new 4.8-OUNCE cub had a full stomach, and veterinarians reported it has been digesting its food, zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson says. “This is joyful news.”

10. NADAL TAKES 10-MATCH WINNING STREAK INTO OPEN

The 12-time major champ is second-seeded for the tournament, but says his troublesome knee still gives him some pain.

 

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