Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. OBAMA'S CONTROVERSIAL DEFENSE PICKS: The president is nominating former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel defense secretary and counterterrorism John Brennan to head the CIA.
2. A 'MINI-TRIAL' FOR COLORADO THEATER SHOOTING SUSPECT: As experts predict a plea deal, James Holmes' weeklong preliminary hearing may be the closest thing to his trial over the rampage that killed 12 people.
3. LESS INTEREST IN GUN BUYS IN STATES WITH MASS SHOOTINGS: An AP analysis finds requests for background checks late last year were among the lowest in Colorado and Connecticut.
4. HOW EUROPE'S UNIVERSITIES PREPARE STUDENTS: Graduates say they feel untrained to even make professional calls in the workplace after leaving school.
5. CLINTON GOES BACK TO WORK: The secretary of state is meeting with deputies Monday, more than a week after she was hospitalized with a blood clot.
6. GOOGLE VENTURES INTO NORTH KOREA: Google CEO Eric Schmidt arrived Monday for a "humanitarian mission" in a country with notoriously restrictive Internet policies.
7. WHO WON SPAIN'S $1.1 BILLION LOTTERY: The annual "El Nino" jackpot was split among ticket holders in five regions, including Madrid.
8. 27-INCH TABLET TO DEBUT AT GADGET SHOW: The IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC is the size of a coffee table and allows four people to use it simultaneously.
9. WHERE YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT HOW YOU LOOK AT THE GYM: A new Dallas fitness club only allows members who are at least 50 pounds overweight and has no mirrors inside.
10. COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S BIG TEST: No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama will have to play nothing less than a classic to match the hype for Monday night's national championship.
5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
1. GOV. RICK SCOTT TO MEET WITH HHS SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS: Gov Rick Scott is slated to meet with HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius in Washington DC to discuss health care and possibly expanding the state's Medicaid rolls.
2. TRUCK FULL OF BULLS CRASHES ON I-75: Highway officials said three of the bulls got loose after an accident on I-75 and one had to be shot because it was too aggressive.
3. COUPLE CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY AFTER 300 ANIMALS FOUND IN HOME: A southwest Florida couple has been charged with animal cruelty and child abuse after authorities responding to a call about a missing child discovered 300 neglected animals in their home, including three dead rats and a dead hamster.
4. CHARRED BODY FOUND OUTSIDE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOME: Authorities are investigating after a charred body was found on a patch of burning grass outside a Florida home.
5. DECAPITATED GOAT, CHICKENS WASH UP ON MIAMI BEACH: A decapitated goat and three chickens that experts say was likely sacrificed in a religious ritual have washed up on a Miami beach.
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