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10 things to know for Monday

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Associated Press
September 30, 2013

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

1. AVOIDING THE BUDGET ABYSS 

One lawmaker predicts that his fellow Republicans in the House will in the end avert a government shutdown by abandoning the effort to defund Obamacare. Click here for story

2. CLINTON, GINGRICH BATTLE LED TO LONGEST SHUTDOWN 

When the strong-willed pols faced off about two decades ago over Medicare and other issues, the government halted twice, and one shutdown lasted 21 days. Click here for story

3.  HOW SYRIA INSPECTORS AIM TO GET THE JOB DONE 

To make sure the regime scraps its chemical weapons, the teams say they may need to blow up missiles, smash empty shells and demolish machinery. Click here for story

4. ISRAEL: BEWARE NEW IRAN LEADER’S ‘SMILEY CAMPAIGN’

“I will tell the truth in the face of the sweet talk” about Iran’s nuclear activities, Netanyahu says in advance of his meeting with Obama. Click here for story

5. WHAT PLEDGE OBAMA MIGHT LIKE TO TAKE BACK 

His promise that anyone who likes their current health plan can keep it under Obamacare has turned out to be an empty one. Click here for story

6. ANOTHER TRIUMPH FOR BOOMING COMMERCIAL SPACE BUSINESS 

A second U.S. private company proves that it is capable of delivering goods via an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station. Click here for story

7. WHY AL-SHABAB SPARED MUSLIMS IN KENYA ATTACK 

Papers believed to belong to the al-Qaida affiliate indicate it understands that indiscriminate attacks alienate other Muslims. Click here for story

8. RUNAWAY SPENDING IN NYC JAILS 

Experts are trying to figure out how the city spent $167,731 per inmate last year — nearly as much as it costs for four years of tuition at an Ivy League university. Click here for story

9. ‘BREAKING BAD’ WRAPS UP AFTER FIVE SEASONS 

AP Television Writer Frazier Moore says the series ended as it began: wicked, twisted and wildly creative. Click here for story

10. PASS-HAPPY PEYTON MANNING ON RECORD ROLL 

The Denver QB’s 16 touchdown passes are the most in the first month of a season, besting the mark of 14 set by two others. Click here for story



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