10 Things to Know for Monday

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Posted: Nov 30, 2014 9:02 PM
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. OBAMA WILL HOLD CABINET MEETING ON FERGUSON

The president will gather with his closest advisers, civil rights leaders and law enforcement officials to discuss the events surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown.

2. WHY AN AIR OF OPTIMISM USHERS CLIMATE TALKS

Pledges by China and the U.S. to limit emissions send a powerful signal that a global deal to reduce greenhouse gases could be possible next year.

3. WHO CALLS FOR 'CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE' WITH MUSLIMS

Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian Patriarch Bartholomew I ask Muslims and Christians to work toward "justice, peace and respect for the dignity and rights of every person."

4. US RETAILERS BANK ON DEALS TO SPARK ONLINE SPENDING

The Research firm comScore expects people to spend about $2.5 billion on Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year.

5. LAWMAKERS TRY TO CRAM 2 YEARS OF LEFTOVER WORK INTO 2 WEEKS

As the year winds down, the congressional to-do list includes keeping the government running into the new year and renewing expired tax breaks for individuals and businesses.

6. HIGH COURT WEIGHS INTERNET FREE SPEECH LIMITS

The Supreme Court will consider whether graphically violent Facebook posts and similar online expression deserve First Amendment protections.

7. DESPITE ACQUITTAL, QATAR BARS US COUPLE FROM LEAVING

An American husband and wife are cleared by a Qatari court in the death of their 8-year-old adopted daughter, only to have their passports pulled when they try to depart.

8. HOW EGYPT RESPONDS TO MUBARAK'S ACQUITTAL

With security and the ailing economy the main concerns for most Egyptians, the outcome of the former leader's murder trial has not triggered large-scale protests.

9. SOME TEXAS TOWNS DRAW LINE IN SAND ON FRACKING

Lone Star communities fearful of environmental fallout from hydraulic fracturing are seeking bans on the oil and gas drilling method.

10. CRIMSON TIDE ROLLS BACK TO TOP OF AP POLL

After defeating Auburn, Alabama returns to No. 1 spot in the AP rankings, unseating Florida State.