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November 26, 2012

10 Things to Know for Monday

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

1. WHY EGYPT'S PRESIDENT HAS POLARIZED THE NATION

Supporters and opponents of Mohammed Morsi are growing more entrenched in their battle over the Islamist leader's move to assume near absolute powers.

2. MERCHANTS HOPE FOR AN ONLINE BOOST

It's estimated that this year's Cyber Monday will be the biggest online shopping day of the year, for the third year in a row.

3. BANGLADESHIS HIT THE STREETS OVER FACTORY FIRE

Thousands express outrage — some blocking roads and smashing vehicles — about conditions in the building where a blaze killed at least 112 people.

4. THE 'FISCAL CLIFF' LOBBYING BATTLES BEGIN

As Congress and the White House face a Dec. 31 deadline for a deficit-reduction plan, groups are scrambling to ensure their interests don't get sacrificed.

5. HOW WALL STREET IS STILL DEALING WITH SANDY

Landlords at many buildings warn tenants such as JP Morgan Chase that full power may not be back to their headquarters for weeks.

6. THE DISABLED FIGHT FOR RIGHT TO BE PARENTS

A new report says the U.S. legal system is not adequately protecting the rights of parents with disabilities.

7. TOUGH TIMES PUT SQUEEZE ON FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE

A main challenge at the U.N. climate conference that's just begun in Qatar is raising money for poor countries when budgets are strained.

8. FROM THE BOUNCE HOUSE TO A HOSPITAL

A study suggests 30 American children a day are treated in emergency rooms for broken bones, sprains, cuts and concussions from bounce house accidents.

9. ROLLING STONES JAM ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY

He still might not get satisfaction, but frontman Mick Jagger was in top vocal form at a London concert, AP's Gregory P. Katz reports.

10. WHAT THE '12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS' GIFTS COST TODAY

The price of turtle doves and maids-a-milking are the same as last year but it'll cost your true love more for pipers piping and drummers drumming.

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

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  • Biggest student loan profits come from grad students

    This week, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal government would earn roughly $127 billion from student lending during the next 10 years.

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  • AGENDA: 4-22-14 Clinton City Council

    The Clinton City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. followed by a committee of the whole.

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  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

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  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

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  • Blagojevich campaign account donates final dollars

    A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into the Chicago Democrat's prison term.

    The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports Friends of Rod Blagojevich donated $709.85 to a Serbian Orthodox Church monastery earlier this month.

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  • GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library

    A Republican lawmaker is protesting after an Illinois House committee recorded a 9-0 vote to commit $100 million for President Barack Obama's library and museum, even though the committee's four GOP members weren't there.

    Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein says he didn't expect a vote during Thursday's hearing. He told WBEZ radio and the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald he would've voted no.

    Sullivan says "the legacy of the Obama presidential library shouldn't be kicked off in a cloud of controversy."

    April 18, 2014

  • Prosecutor says 6 felon voting cases will proceed

    A prosecutor pursuing several cases against felons charged with voting illegally says an Iowa Supreme Court ruling shouldn't impact them.Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney Linda Fangman said Thursday the prosecutions will "proceed as is," despite Tuesday's ruling suggesting that not all felons lose their voting rights. She's handling felony election misconduct cases against six offenders accused of voting in the 2012 election even though they lost their rights. A seventh may plead guilty Monday.

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  • Iowa's unemployment rate climbs to 4.5 percent

    Iowa's unemployment rate climbed to 4.5 percent in March as more people entered the labor force.

    Iowa Workforce Development announced Friday the rate was up from 4.4 percent in February. It compared to a 4.8 percent unemployment rate in March 2013.

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