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Joseph H. Biden Jr., left, offers words of encouragement to his bedridden son, Beau, before Bidden was sworn in as the United States Senator from Delaware in ceremonies in Wilmington hospital on Jan. 5, 1973. Biden's other son, Hunter, talks with Robert Hunter, Biden's father-in-law. Beau is still in traction from an auto accident on Dec. 18, in which the Senator's wife and daughter were killed. (AP Photo/Brian Horton)Brian Horton / AP file

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Good morning. These are some of the stories we're following today:

1. Surveillance powers of Patriot Act expire

The National Security Agency’s authority to collect troves of phone records under the Patriot Act has expired. Republican senators tried to make a deal to extend it by two weeks, but they were blocked by one of their own, Sen. Rand Paul. Read more in NEWS.

2. Kerry recovering after breaking leg in bike accident

Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to fly back to the United States from Geneva on Monday after breaking his leg in a bicycle accident. He was kept in a Swiss hospital overnight for treatment. Read more in NEWS.

3. Biden's bond with son was forged by tragedy

Legions are joining Vice President Joe Biden in mourning his son Beau, who died over the weekend of brain cancer. Biden was sworn in as a senator at Beau’s hospital bed in 1973 after a car accident killed Biden’s wife and daughter. Read more in NEWS.

4. Alma mater distances itself from Hastert

Wheaton College has stripped the name of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert from one of its programs. He was indicted over bank withdrawals that federal sources say he made to pay a man from his past to cover up sexual abuse. Read more in NEWS.

5. Dozens sickened by food poisoning at homeless shelter

About 50 people have been moved from a Salt Lake City homeless shelter to a hospital after food poisoning symptoms. There’s no immediate word on the cause. Read more in NEWS.

6. More rain on the way for soggy Northeast

It’s going to be a wet start to the week in the Northeast after flash floods on Sunday. Flooding was reported in New Jersey, and thousands were stranded by flight delays — including the Broadway cast of “Aladdin.” Read more from NBC NEW YORK.

7. Kim Kardashian expecting second child

She revealed the news on Sunday after the season finale of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” It will be the second child for Kardashian and Kanye West. Read more in POP CULTURE.

Nightly Spotlight

A bank robber in Indiana got a second chance to pay it forward after an unusual sentence. Now he says he’s never looking back. Watch the story from NIGHTLY NEWS.