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Posted: Monday, 19 May 2014 7:39AM

10 Things to Know for Monday



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

1. WHAT BALKANS FLOODING HAS DISLODGED

The historic floods and landslides have unearthed deadly landmines left over from Bosnia's 1992-95 war, and knocked down warning signs.

2. WHO SAYS LIBYA PARLIAMENT IS SUSPENDED

Forces apparently loyal to a renegade Libyan general lead a military assault against lawmakers, directly challenging the legitimacy of the country's weak central government.

3. AT&T AGREES TO BUY DIRECTV FOR $48.5B

The deal, which could face sharp government scrutiny, would give the telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increase its ability to compete against rivals.

4. SOUL SEARCHING FOLLOWS S. KOREA FERRY DISASTER

The disaster that left 304 dead or missing is a shock to the country that has transformed itself into Asia's fourth-largest economy. Many now question how far South Korea has really come.

5. WHY STUDIES SAY CLIMATE CHANGE WORSENS WILDFIRES

The devastating blazes scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer, more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports.

6. SPACE STATION CARGO SHIP RETURNS TO EARTH

SpaceX Dragon brings back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA.

7. HOW TEA PARTY LOSSES STILL SHAPE ELECTIONS

Tuesday's high-profile primary elections may see tea party Republicans losing individual races but nonetheless tugging the GOP rightward.

8. SAN ANTONIO MAYOR'S STAR MAY BE ON RISE

President Obama's expected nomination of Julian Castro as HUD secretary could test the 39-year-old's ability to navigate Washington ahead of 2016 elections.

9. 'COFFEE RUST' FORCES UP PRICE OF CUP OF JOE

The fungus has caused more than $1 billion in damage across Latin American region.

10. CALIFORNIA CHROME COULD LOSE BY A NOSE

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner might abandon his Triple Crown bid if N.Y. officials don't allow the colt to wear a nasal strip at the Belmont Stakes.


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