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October 1, 2013

10 Things to Know for Monday

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

1. HOW SHUTDOWN FIGHT IS A PRELUDE TO BIGGER BATTLE

The standoff sets the stage for a larger confrontation over the nation's credit limit, expected to hit its $16.7 trillion cap in mid-October.

2. WHAT WOULD CHANGE, WHAT WOULDN'T, IN SHUTDOWN

Veterans will have to wait for approval of disability benefits, campers in national parks will have to fold their tents if the government goes dark.

3. HEALTH OVERHAUL GOES LIVE

"Shutdown or no shutdown we're ready to go," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says of the Tuesday start.

4. WHO'S URGING US TO KEEP IRAN SANCTIONS

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu implores President Obama to keep sanctions in place against Tehran if it advances its nuclear programs during negotiations.

5. COMPLEX MISSION AWAITS UN WEAPONS EXPERTS IN SYRIA

Inspectors charged with destroying chemical weapons will deal with tight deadlines, security challenges, and of course, a civil war.

6. NEW PROCEDURE HELPS INFERTILE WOMAN GIVE BIRTH

An experimental technique gives scientists hope they can help women in their early 40s who have trouble getting pregnant.

7. IN KENYA MALL ATTACK, INSULT FOLLOWS INJURY

Shop owners at Westgate Mall are returning after last week's terror attack to find valuables stolen, with poorly paid Kenyan security forces the suspects.

8. WHAT A DRAG IT IS GETTING OLD

By 2050, seniors over 60 will outnumber children under 15. And most countries are unprepared to support them, a U.N. and elder rights group study finds.

9. MORE FEES FOR FLIERS, BUT AIRLINES BANK ON FAVORABLE RESPONSE

They say travelers may not mind fees if they can pay to rent iPads preloaded with movies, get hot first-class meals in coach or be next to an empty seat.

10. TEN LESSONS FROM BEST-LOVED CHEMISTRY TEACHER ON TV

AP Television Writer Frazier Moore reviews the invaluable wisdom "Breaking Bad" offered viewers, especially if they ever find themselves needing to dispose of a body.

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