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10 Things to Know for Monday

Source : AP
Last Updated: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 01:15 hrs

-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. WHAT CAST REASONABLE DOUBT ON ZIMMERMAN CASE

The neighborhood watch volunteer's acquittal may have hinged on plenty of conflicting evidence and a complex set of instructions for the jury.

2. 'THERE'S A LOT THAT NEEDS FIXING'

Demonstrations large and small break out across the U.S. in support of the family of Trayvon Martin as protesters decry the not guilty verdict.

3. WHO'S HEADING TO BATTLE IN SYRIA

Pakistani militants are contributing to a growing presence of Islamic extremists — and complicating U.S. efforts to aid the rebels battling President Assad's forces.

4. WHERE FUTURE OF U.S. ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS MAY LIE

The success of minority children who will form a new majority in coming decades is crucial to future gains.

5. 'A CANCER' THAT COULD DESTROY THE FORCE

The military is scrambling to demonstrate it can stop sexual assaults with zero-tolerance and a crackdown on heavy drinking.

6. THE 'MAX AND DAVE SHOW'

Sen. Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat, and Rep. Dave Camp, the Michigan Republican, are rallying support to overhaul the nation's tax laws.

7. CRASH SURVIVORS FACE VARYING COMPENSATION

Potential payouts in the Asiana Airlines accident will probably be vastly different for Americans and passengers from other countries.

8. WAVE OF TAX INCREASES FOR SANDY-HIT COMMUNITIES

When the tide of federal aid recedes, coastal towns in N.Y. and N.J. could face higher taxes to pay off rebuilding projects.

9. HEARTTHROB 'GLEE' ACTOR DIES IN VANCOUVER

Cory Monteith, who became an overnight star as a high school quarterback-turned-singer in the hit TV series, was found dead of undisclosed causes in a hotel room.

10. A DARK DAY FOR TRACK

Star sprinters Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay, Sherone Simpson all fail drug tests.



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