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10 Things to Know for Monday

Source : AP
Last Updated: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 03:00 hrs

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

1. SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON HOSPITALIZED

Hillary Clinton is admitted to a New York City hospital for treatment of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.

2. "CLIFF" GROWS PERILOUSLY NEAR

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell remain at odds on such key issues as the income threshold for higher tax rates and how to deal with inheritance taxes.

3. PSYCHIATRIC TEST ORDERED

A 31-year-old woman accused of shoving a man to his death in front of a subway train because she believed he was Muslim is ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. "There is no reason," she said, laughing during her arraignment. "I just pushed him in front of the train because I thought it would be cool."

4. A PLEDGE TO PURSUE MEASURES TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE

President Barack Obama voices skepticism about the National Rifle Association's proposal to put armed guards in school, vowing to rally Americans around an agenda to limit gun violence.

5. BREAKING THEIR SILENCE

The family of a pregnant, ailing American woman missing in Afghanistan with her Canadian husband is making public appeals to the public for the couple's safe return. They disappeared after embarking on a journey that began last July.

6. CHAVEZ SUFFERS A SET BACK

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has suffered "new complications" following his cancer surgery in Cuba. His vice president, Nicolas Maduro, describes his condition as "delicate."

7. DEADLY BUS CRASH ALONG ICY OREGON INTERSTATE

At least nine people die when a charter bus carrying 40 people careens off an icy interstate in Oregon and plunges down a steep embankment. Rescue workers had to descend the hill using ropes to help retrieve people from the wreckage.

8. WHERE VIOLENCE FALLS IN 2012, BUT INSIDER ATTACKS GROW

Insider killings by uniformed Afghans against foreign allies rise dramatically even as violence falls in Afghanistan in 2012, statistics compiled by The Associated Press find.

9. WINNERS AT THE BOX OFFICE

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" continues to be tops at the box office for a third-straight week, earning nearly $33 million this weekend. Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti Western "Django Unchained" came in second with $30.7 million, followed by "Les Miserables" with $28 million.

10. A ROOKIE CHASES A PEYTON MANNING RECORD

Russell Wilson of Seattle ties Manning's record for the most touchdown passes by a rookie with 26, and makes a 1-yard touchdown run to put the Seahawks over the St. Louis Rams 20-13.




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