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

1. DEMOCRATS: BENGHAZI CHAIR IGNORES GOP LAWYER STATEMENT

Democrats on the House Benghazi panel insist that the military did what it could in response to the deadly twin attacks on Sept. 11, 2012, in Libya, highlighting comments from the panel's former Republican chief counsel.

2. CULTURE CLASHES MAKE CHINA FIRMS TOUGH FOES

Chinese companies operating in the U.S. are increasingly invoking "sovereign immunity" to fend off charges of contract violations and other wrongdoing.

3. OKLAHOMA CHANGES TUNE ON 'OBAMACARE'

Many Republican leaders in this conservative state embrace a plan to expand Medicaid as they face a $1.3 billion budget hole and warnings of irreversible damage to the state's health care system.

4. WHAT OBAMA IS SAYING ABOUT TRUMP'S VISION

The president casts the likely GOP nominee's positions on immigration, trade and Muslims as part of an ignorance-and-isolation philosophy that will lead the U.S. down the path of decline.

5. CHINA MUM ON START OF CULTURAL REVOLUTION 50 YEARS AGO

A decade of tumult launched by Mao Zedong to revive communist goals and enforce a radical egalitarianism is largely ignored in the Chinese media, reflecting continuing sensitivities about the period.

Exactly 50 years ago, China embarked on what was formally known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, a decade of tumult launched by Mao Zedong to revive communist goals and enforce a radical egalitarianism. The milestone was largely ignored Monday in the Chinese media, reflecting continuing sensitivities about a period that was later declared a "catastrophe."

6. CITIZEN-SCIENTISTS: UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU TO FIGHT ZIKA!

The Department of Agriculture says high school students can do the work using plastic cups and brown paper towels, mapping hotspots for mosquito controllers.

7. BID TO RAISE CALIFORNIA TOBACCO TAX NEARS BALLOT

A campaign whose backers include a billionaire environmentalist, medical groups and organized labor want to raise the cigarette tax in the state by $2 per pack.

8. COLLEGES ANNOUNCED FOR PELL 'DUAL ENROLLMENT' PROGRAM

Thousands of low-income students in nearly two-dozen states will soon be able get federal grants to take college courses while still in high school. The Education Department says the administration will invest about $20 million in the 2016-17 school year to help about 10,000 students.

9. WHO '60 MINUTES' BID ADIEU

Morley Safer, 84, who has been a fixture at the CBS newsmagazine for all but two of its 48 years, retires.

10. RAPTORS PARTY LIKE IT'S 1995

It took 21 years, but Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors have advanced to their first Eastern Conference final where they will face Cleveland.

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