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10 things to know for Monday

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staff, Gazette
May 20, 2013

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

1. GOP LOOKS TO CAPITALIZE ON OBAMA WOES

Many Republicans would like to deny the president a victory in immigration reform, which is being considered by the Senate today. Click here for story

2. FIERCE FIGHTING ON BORDER AS KERRY PRESSES FOR PEACE IN SYRIA

Twenty-three fighters from the militant Hezbollah group were killed in a fight for a strategic town near Lebanon on the day Kerry is flying to the Middle East. Click here for story

3. TORNADOES LASH MIDWEST

An Oklahoma trailer park was destroyed and one man killed as the dangerous storms moved east. Click here for story

4. THE TOLL OF MILITARY SEX ABUSE

The AP reports that more than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illnesses stemming from sex assault or harassment at work. Click here for story

5. HOW MUCH POWERBALL JACKPOT COULD BUY

The $590.5 million winning ticket, which was bought in Zephyrhills, Fla., but hasn't been claimed, could pay for the small Florida city's budget 12 times over. Click here for story

6. SPLIT-SECOND DECISION BEFORE A HOSTAGE WAS KILLED

A Long Island police officer fired when a masked man holding the college student in a headlock pointed the gun at him, killing the gunman and the 21-year-old hostage. Click here for story

7. HOT AIR BALLOONS COLLIDE

The two balloons crashed in Turkey during a sightseeing tour of volcanic rock formations, killing a Brazilian tourist and injuring over 20. Click here for story

8. WHY MEASLES ARE SURGING IN THE UK

Officials attribute the spike in cases to the parents who declined vaccines more than a decade ago because of research that suggested a link to autism, which was later rejected. Click here for story

9. TAYLOR SWIFT NABS 8 TROPHIES AT BILLBOARD AWARDS

Justin Bieber and Madonna were also big winners, but the country star won for top artist and top Billboard 200 album for "Red." Click here for story

10. WHO'S FOOTING THE BILL FOR SOCHI OLYMPICS

The Russian government has gotten state-controlled companies and tycoons to cover more than half of the $51 billion price tag for the 2014 Winter Games. Click here for story



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