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The Associated Press
Date
October 21, 2013

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 GOP WILL KEEP IN ITS SIGHTS

Republicans plan to continue attacking “Obamacare,” although only 29 percent of the public favors its repeal.

2. LITTLE AGREEMENT ON START OF SYRIA PEACE TALKS

While the Arab League chief announces negotiations will begin next month in Geneva, the U.N. envoy flatly denies a date has been set.

3. WHERE POISONINGS ARE BLAMED ON PESTICIDES

“We’ve gone from a pretty healthy population to one with a high rate of cancer, birth defects, and illnesses seldom seen before,” says a doctor in Argentina, who cites increased use of agricultural chemicals there.

4. WHOSE NEGLECT LIES HIDDEN

A growing cohort of elderly people across the world live — and increasingly die — in silence, unseen and unheard, left to fend for themselves.

5. VISION FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE LAW BLURRED, INCOMPLETE

As the Community Mental Health Act turns 50, its intent to promote treatment instead of warehousing for the mentally ill is not yet fully realized.

6. CALIFORNIA’S HIGH-SPEED RAIL DELIVERS HIGH-VOLUME OPPOSITION

Residents along the planned corridor fear that after cost overruns, delays, and questions about demolitions, it won’t even be speedy anymore.

7. ISRAEL-U.S. RIFT OVER IRAN WIDENS

Israel’s prime minister calls for continued pressure on Iran for its suspected nuclear program, even as American officials weigh easing economic sanctions.

8. FEDS PROBE SF BAY AREA RAIL WORKER DEATHS

Saturday’s accident on Bay Area Rapid Transit tracks in Walnut Creek took place against the backdrop of a contentious and disruptive labor strike.

9. HOW CAROL BURNETT GOT THE LAST LAUGH

Burnett, who just won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, says a TV executive once told her that variety shows like hers were “a man’s game.”

10. COLTS THROW HOMECOMING FOR PEYTON

Indianapolis rolls out the red carpet for Manning in his first return leading Denver’s offense.

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