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10 for today: Monday, Dec. 16

10 for today: Monday, Dec. 16

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS: Roses and a sign of support are woven into a cyclone fence around a tennis court at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. The school was the scene of a shooting on Friday that left a student gunman dead and two other students injured. Photo: Associated Press/David Zalubowski

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

1. HOW THE FBI WORKS TO DISRUPT MASS SHOOTINGS

The agency steers potential gunmen toward mental health professionals.

2. ‘LAWRENCE OF ARABIA’ STAR DIES

Peter O’Toole, who died at 81 in London, became a global star with his legendary performance as T.E. Lawrence.

3. BACHELET WINS CHILE ELECTIONS

The former president wins a new term with a mandate to overhaul education and change the constitution.

4. WHAT THE BUDGET AGREEMENT COULD SIGNAL

The breakthrough bipartisan deal may usher in small legislative compromises_but no agreement on major issues is expected.

5. FEDERAL WORKERS’ PENSIONS TARGETED IN BUDGET DEAL

Most federal civilian employees hired beginning in January will contribute 4.4 percent of their pay to their plans under the House-passed bill.

6. PRESIDENTS AT 42 PRIVATE COLLEGES TOP $1 MILLION IN PAY

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s report used federal tax information from 2011, the most recent available.

7. CHINA TO LAUNCH MOON ROCK-COLLECTING PROBE IN 2017

The Chang’e 5 mission would mark the third and final phase of the Asian nation’s robotic lunar exploration program.

8. WHO’S CHIDING CIA ON MISSING AMERICAN IN IRAN

Sen. McCain says the agency hasn’t been forthcoming with Congress on Robert Levinson’s disappearance while on a secret intelligence mission.

9. CAMERON SEES CLASSIC IN ‘AVATAR’ FILMS

The director says his vision for his three sequels is to create a family epic in the mold of “The Godfather.”

10. PACKERS MATCH BIGGEST COMEBACK IN FRANCHISE HISTORY

Green Bay rallies from 23 points down at halftime to beat Cowboys 37-36.

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Phish’s Drummer, Barney Frank to Stump for Sanders, Clinton

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Former Rep. Barney Frank and the drummer of the band Phish are going to speak on behalf of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the Maine Democratic Party's convention.

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Portland Mayor: City didn’t know about Portland Pirates move

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Portland's mayor says the city didn't know that the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League were planning to leave Maine for Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Maine Mom Charged in Baby’s Death to get Mental Evaluation

1/22/16 FAIRFIELD, Maine -- Kayla Stewart, 20, is charged with murder in the death of her infant son. Somerset County Jail Photo.

A Maine woman charged in the death of her newborn son will be placed in the state's custody for a mental competence review.

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National Park Service Director Coming to Maine

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The director of the National Park Service is coming to Maine for a public meeting on a proposal to create a national monument in the state.

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I-95 Reopens after Tractor Trailer Crash

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Northbound traffic on I-95 continues to be backed up in Waterville

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