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10 things to know for Monday

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Associated Press
August 26, 2013

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

1. ASSAD REBUTS CHEMICAL WEAPONS ACCUSATION 

He says the Syrian military would not have used such weapons because there was no clear front line. U.N. inspectors in Syria to investigate the attack say their vehicle was fired upon by snipers. Click here for story

2. WHERE FIREFIGHTERS ARE HOLDING THEIR OWN 

A huge wildfire raging near Yosemite is threatening thousands of structures — but so far only a handful have been destroyed. Click here for story

3. BO’S TRIAL WRAPS UP 

A prosecutor demands severe punishment for the disgraced politician as China’s newly installed leadership aims to move on from the scandal. Click here for story

4. WHY CHICAGO IS FLOODING ITS STREETS WITH SAFETY GUARDS 

The closing of dozens of city schools means that many children will be attending new schools — and will have to cross gang boundaries to get to them. Click here for story

5. MARCH ON WASHINGTON RESONATES FOR IMMIGRANTS 

“They were fighting for equality, and that’s exactly what we’re fighting for,” one newcomer to the U.S. says as activists mark the 50th anniversary of the seminal civil rights march. Click here for story

6. WHAT FORT HOOD SHOOTER SEEMS TO BE SEEKING 

As his sentencing begins, the Army psychiatrist’s attorneys are convinced he wants the death penalty — and martyrdom. Click here for story

7. FINANCIAL PIONEER DIES AT 80 

Muriel “Mickie” Siebert started as a trainee on Wall Street and became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. Click here for story

8. GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL? PACK A PARKA 

The Farmers’ Almanac predicts a blizzard will hit the Northeast before the NFL title game at open-air MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Click here for story

9. MILEY CYRUS GRABS THE LIMELIGHT 

The provocative pop star shimmies, slithers and sways — and sings, too — in stealing the show at the MTV Video Music Awards. Click here for story

10. NADAL RIDING 10-MATCH WIN STREAK INTO US OPEN 

The Spaniard carries a lot of momentum into the tournament but could be hindered by an ailing left knee. Click here for story



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