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September 8, 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. WHAT’S MISSING FROM OBAMA’S SYRIA PUSH

A top aide says the White House lacks ‘irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence’ that the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack.

2. PRESIDENT TO MEET WITH SENATE DEMOCRATS ON SYRIA

Leading up to Tuesday’s address to the nation, Obama is making a determined last-ditch effort for authorization for use of force against Bashar Assad’s regime.

3. WHO PLANS TO DEPART NAACP

President and CEO Ben Jealous says he will step down from the civil rights group at the end of the year to pursue teaching and spend more time with family.

4. SOME IN GOP SEE SURVIVAL IN IMMIGRATION REFORM

A growing band of Republicans seeks to strike a balance between conservatives who want border security and advocates who want a path to citizenship.

5. TAKING A PASS ON STANDARDIZED TESTS

Some parents are opting their kids out of the exams, citing fears about stress, corporate influence, and restrained curricula.

6. NON-NYC 9-11 RESPONDERS SEEK COMPENSATION

A small number of those who fought fires and cleaned up rubble at the Pentagon and the Flight 93 crash site want the same health benefits as those who worked in the WTC’s toxic ruins.

7. 107-YEAR-OLD MAN DIES AFTER ALLEGEDLY FIRING ON POLICE

A SWAT team fatally shot Monroe Isadore, 107, in his home in Pine Bluff, Ark., after a standoff, officials say.

8. HOW DIANA NYAD’S TEAM ANSWERS SKEPTICS

The 64-year-old swimmer’s crew says she was helped by a swift current during a speedy stretch of her 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida.

9. STEAL YOUR BRAINWAVES RIGHT OUTTA YOUR HEAD

Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart wears an electrode hat that converts brain activity into a light show while he jams.

10. SERENA’S FIFTH US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

Helped by nine aces — one at 126 mph — Williams improved to 67-4 with a career-best nine titles in 2013.

 

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