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October 27, 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. ON THE HOT SEAT OVER 'OBAMACARE' ROLLOUT

Republicans intend to press HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration's troubled launch of the online portal to buy insurance, when she testifies this week.

2. NEW YORK'S GRITTY ROCK POET DIES AT 71

Lou Reed, who died of a liver ailment, was the father of indie rock who influenced generations of musicians from David Bowie and R.E.M. to Talking Heads and Sonic Youth.

3. HOW SANDY WENT FROM 'BORING' TO BEAST

The Superstorm, which hit the Northeast a year ago this week, caused so much havoc because its tropical storm-force winds stretched for a record 1,000 miles.

4. WHAT CRIPPLED A MAIN ISRAELI HIGHWAY

In September, a major artery in Israel's national road network in the northern city of Haifa was shut down because of a cyberattack, the AP learns.

5. WHO'S HAPPILY EMPLOYED

A study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 9 in 10 workers who are age 50 or older say they are very or somewhat satisfied with their job.

6. WHERE THE BULLIES ARE

Ben Leichtling, founder of BulliesBeGone, says "bullying is not only about kids. It happens all the time, in every culture, with people at every age, in every situation, and always has."

7. ANTI-US BANNERS REFLECT HARD-LINE BACKLASH IN IRAN

Posters that cropped up around Tehran show an American diplomat dressed in a jacket and tie, while under the negotiating table he is wearing military pants and pointing a shotgun.

8. CHALLENGING TIME FOR CHRISTIAN ADOPTIONS

Some evangelicals are so enamored of international adoption as a mission of spiritual salvation that they have closed their eyes to adoption-related fraud and trafficking, some critics say.

9. DOG FOOD GOES ORGANIC

Marketed as a healthier, more nutritious alternative, some premium dog and cat cuisine has gone the Whole Foods route.

10. THE OTHER FOOTBALL COMES TO WEMBLEY

The 49ers trounce the Jaguars 42-10 at London's iconic soccer venue.

 

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