Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. ARLEN SPECTER WAS NO STRANGER TO CONTROVERSY
Pennsylvania’s moderate senator changed parties twice, stood up to party leadership and developed the single-bullet theory in the JFK assassination.
2. WHAT IT’S LIKE TO TRAVEL FASTER THAN SOUND
Record-breaking skydiver Felix Baumgartner says it’s “hard to describe because you don’t feel it” after his 833.9 mph jump from 24 miles above Earth.
3. 65 YEARS LATER CHUCK YEAGER RE-ENACTS HIS OWN FEAT
The 89-year-old retired pilot marks the day he broke the sound barrier with a boom – a sonic boom – from the backseat of an F-15 Eagle.
4. JUDGE MIGHT NOT ALLOW TORTURE TESTIMONY IN GUANTANAMO HEARINGS
The order affects the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, as pretrial hearings start Monday morning.
5. THOUSANDS OF PAKISTANIS RALLY FOR GIRL SHOT BY TALIBAN
The protest gives hope to some that the Pakistan government will intensify its fight against the Taliban.
6. WHERE ENDEAVOR WILL SPEND ITS RETIREMENT
After a 17-hour crawl through Los Angeles, the shuttle reaches its home at the California Science Museum, prompting a staffer to exclaim “It’s like Christmas!”
7. SEARCH ON HOLD FOR SLAIN N.H. STUDENT
Seth Mazzaglia faces second-degree murder charges Monday, while authorities have yet to find the body of the 19-year-old woman he is accused of killing.
8. NETANYAHU FACES RE-ELECTION OBSTACLES
The possible unification of leftist parties and an emerging centrist party are wild cards the Israeli prime minister may have to deal with.
9. CAMBODIA’S FORMER KING DIES
Norodom Sihanouk was a feudal-style monarch beloved by his people, but he led them through a half-century of war, genocide and upheaval
10. RAVEN RUNS INTO THE RECORD BOOKS
A 108-yard kickoff return by Jacoby Jones ties the NFL mark as Baltimore edges Dallas 31-29.
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Lisa Montgomery embraces her nephew Thursday after a tornado tore apart her home in Cleburne, Texas. The twister killed six people and destroyed entire swaths of the North Texas town.
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Jack McMahon, the defense attorney for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, speaks outside the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia Tuesday. His client was convicted of killing three babies in his clinic, and will serve multiple life sentences.
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A photo taken Monday captures Vice President Joe Biden's response to a Milwaukee second-grader's innovative proposal to end America's epidemic of gun violence. This guy!
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., flanked by a grouper-eyed Michele Bachmann, addresses the IRS' admission that it targeted Tea Party groups in advance of the 2012 election. In an op-ed for CNN Thursday, the Kentucky senator slammed the president for his faux outrage.
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Ousted IRS chief Steven Miller is sworn in on Capitol Hill Friday. Miller testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on the extra scrutiny the agency gave conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
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Attorney General Eric Holder pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Holder is under fire, among other things, for the Justice Department's gathering of phone records at the Associated Press.
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O.J. Simpson sits during an evidentiary hearing at Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Nev., Thursday. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison for armed robbery and kidnapping, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial.
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Major Tom to ground control: On Sunday astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded the first music video from space, a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
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When it rains it pours. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, inexplicably inspiring an #umbrellagate Twitter meme.
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A smoke plume rises high above a road block at the intersection of County A and Ross Road east of Solon Springs, Wis., Tuesday. No injuries were reported, but the the wildfire caused evacuations across northwestern Wisconsin.
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