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10 Things to Know for Monday

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

1. `WHY FORT HOOD AGAIN?'

Pastor Robert Sperbeck echoed the question on many minds as he presided over a memorial service for soldiers killed and injured by a fellow service member who opened fire at the Texas base -- the second such rampage there in five years.

2. WHAT NEW CLUES HAVE ARISEN IN MISSING PLANE HUNT

Searchers are racing toward a patch of the southern Indian Ocean to determine if a few brief sounds detected by underwater equipment came from the lost Malaysia plane's black boxes.

3. TREATMENT ELUDES HEROIN ADDICTS

Overbooked rehab facilities and the high cost of getting clean keeps many users of the drug from receiving help.

4. AFGHAN VOTE HAILED AS A TRIUMPH OF DEMOCRACY OVER FEAR

Millions of people braved a Taliban threat to elect a new president. But some cautioned against declaring a premature defeat of the Islamic militants.

5. WHO WANTS GM PROSECUTED FOR AUTO DEFECTS

Families of those who died in General Motors cars with faulty ignitions want prosecutors to go after insiders at the automaker who let the problems fester.

6. ON RWANDA GENOCIDE ANNIVERSARY, RECONCILIATION TAKES ROOT

"Forgiveness is possible. It's common here," says Josephine Munyeli, a survivor of the ethnic violence two decades ago and now the director of peace and reconciliation programs in Rwanda for a U.S.-based aid group.

7. GOP SEEKS COVERAGE CHOICES IN OBAMACARE

Even as Republicans vow to repeal the health care law, they have quietly secured a recent change to expand coverage choices.

8. SOME SIGNS OF STRONGER JOB MARKET

Hiring over the past 12 months has outpaced population growth, and more workers in the prime 25- to 54-year-old age group are finding employment.

9. GEORGE STRAIT WINS ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR AT THE ACM AWARDS

The 61-year-old singer also won the same award at the rival Country Music Association Awards, an industry-voted show.

10. HUSKIES, `CATS VIE FOR TITLE

Seventh-seeded Connecticut and eighth-seeded Kentucky meet Monday night in one of the unlikeliest NCAA championship games ever.

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  • Overton Brooks Patient says V.A. is lying about access to care

    Overton Brooks Patient says V.A. is lying about access to care

    Friday, July 11 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:14:50 GMT
    So far we've brought you a whistle blower employee, and then, after two weeks of waiting, you heard the official V.A. response. But it's said that there are three sides to every story.“We're not challenged for access at Overton Brooks, we can provide same day access, that's why we're encouraging same day access, that's why we're encouraging veterans to enroll into our system.” Those are the words from Interim Director at Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center, Toby Mathew, during the news confere...
    So far we've brought you a whistle blower employee, and then, after two weeks of waiting, you heard the official V.A. response. But it's said that there are three sides to every story.“We're not challenged for access at Overton Brooks, we can provide same day access, that's why we're encouraging same day access, that's why we're encouraging veterans to enroll into our system.” Those are the words from Interim Director at Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center, Toby Mathew, during the news confere...
  • Shreveport V.A. Whistleblower: "This behavior is built into the foundation."

    Shreveport V.A. Whistleblower: "This behavior is built into the foundation."

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-07-10 15:18:48 GMT
    Ever since allegations that veterans died waiting for care came out of phoenix, we've all been asking, why, and how could an organization aimed at helping our servicemen and women foster an atmosphere where this has gone on for so long? 
    Ever since allegations that veterans died waiting for care came out of phoenix, we've all been asking, why, and how could an organization aimed at helping our servicemen and women foster an atmosphere where this has gone on for so long? 
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  • Teachers prepare for start of new school year

    Teachers prepare for start of new school year

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:08:03 GMT
    Students may still be enjoying summer break, but teachers have been hard at work trying to learn Louisiana's new math and ELA standards.
    Students may still be enjoying summer break, but teachers have been hard at work trying to learn Louisiana's new math and ELA standards.
  • BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

    BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:57:06 GMT
    The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor.
    The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor.
  • New nap time policy for kindergarten

    New nap time policy for kindergarten

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:46:04 GMT
    Time may be up for students to have nap-time in class.If you are a parent of a kindergartner, you will soon learn about a policy across Louisiana regarding when and if students are allowed to catch some z's during the school day.
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  • At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:07:29 GMT
    It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the...
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  • Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

    Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:07:28 GMT
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  • World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:57 GMT
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
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  • Mission trip ends with college professor's deportation

    Mission trip ends with college professor's deportation

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:56:16 GMT
    A mission trip to Guatemala to help others ended with the deportation of a Southwest Arkansas college professor.
    A mission trip to Guatemala to help others ended with the deportation of a Southwest Arkansas college professor.
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  • Parking Lot Picnic at Century Link Center

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    Looking for some family fun and food Friday during lunch? Officials with the Century Link Center say they've got just the event for you!
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