Good morning! 15+ things to know for Monday

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

1. TROUBLED COUNTRY SINGER'S SUICIDE: A month after her boyfriend killed himself, 37-year-old Mindy McCready was found dead in her Arkansas home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

2. OBAMA'S IMMIGRATION BACKUP PLAN: The administration says it will only send its plan to Congress if lawmakers can't reach a bipartisan solution.

3. CHAVEZ RETURNS TO VENEZUELA: The president announced his return on Twitter when he arrived early today after over two months of hospital treatment in Cuba.

4. PISTORIUS PUTS AWAY HIS BLADES: The double-amputee cancels all races to concentrate on defending himself against murder charges.

5. WHY RUBIO'S WATER BREAK BECAME A BIG DEAL: AP Politics Editor Liz Sidoti says Americans are obsessed with trivial moments in politics, overshadowing important problems like the economy and gun control.

6. GOP OPPONENTS SAY HAGEL WILL GET A VOTE: Critics called the Defense Secretary nominee a "radical" but said an up-or-down vote should happen this week.

7. CONSTRUCTION WORKERS KIDNAPPED IN NIGERIA: No one has claimed responsibility for abducting the seven, but the region has been under attack by a radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram.

8. WHAT MAKER'S MARK WON'T CHANGE AFTER ALL: The bourbon distiller says public outcry has led it to reverse a decision to cut the alcohol level in its famous whiskey.

9. HOW CHANGING THE CHANNEL CAN MAKE KIDS BEHAVE: Researchers say switching from violent shows to educational TV made a difference for more than 500 families.

10. PATRICK MAKES NASCAR HISTORY: Her victory in the Daytona 500 pole was the first time a woman secured the top spot for any race in NASCAR's premier circuit.

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5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. NEW WINNER NAMED IN PYTHON CHALLENGE: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Sunday that Blake Russ of Fruitland Park should have won $1,500 for bagging the longest Burmese python.

2. OBAMA PLAYS GOLF WITH TIGER WOODS DURING FLORIDA VACATION: Tiger Woods joined President Barack Obama's golfing group Sunday. The president has been staying at the Floridian, a secluded yacht and golf club on the state's Treasure Coast, during a boys getaway.

3. DANICA PATRICK WINS DAYTONA 500 POLE: Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race. It's the biggest achievement of her four-year NASCAR career.

4. FLORIDA LAWMAKERS TO RECONSIDER GIFT BAN: Sen. Tom Lee plans to submit an amendment to a Senate ethics bill to allow some exemptions to a 2005 gift ban. Lawmakers would be allowed to attend functions by an organization and to accept food and beverages of nominal value. They'd also have to submit a public notice of plans to attend an event and report attendance afterward.

5. DESCENDANTS OF FIVE FORMER PRESIDENTS GATHER IN KEY WEST: Harry Truman's grandson Clifton Truman Daniel, Gerald Ford's daughter Susan Ford Bales, Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda Johnson Robb, Richard Nixon's nephew Donald A. Nixon and Herbert Hoover's great-granddaughter Margaret Hoover met at the Harry S. Truman Little White House.

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TODAY AND EVERY DAY: Click here for links to recent arrest reports and mug shots in Collier and Lee counties.

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