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Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Washington Post Journalist Convicted in Iran
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained in Iran for more than 445 days, has been convicted. Iran's judiciary said Sunday that a "ruling" had been reached in the trial but gave no details on the contents of the ruling, noting that it could still be appealed. It was not immediately clear what Rezaian had been convicted of. Read more in NEWS.
2. Obama: Private Clinton Emails a ‘Mistake,’ Not Security Problem
President Obama said on CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday that while Hillary Clinton's use of a private server was a "mistake," he didn't think it posed a national security problem. "We don't get an impression that here there was purposely efforts ... to hide something or to squirrel away information," he said. Read more in NEWS.
3. Israel-Palestine Violence Persists; Jerusalem on Edge
Violence over the weekend in Israel and the West Bank has intensified fears of a third intifada — Arabic for "shaking" or uprising. An Israeli airstrike killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her young daughter in Gaza, while a Palestinian woman set off an explosion near a West Bank checkpoint. A 13-year-old Palestinian boy was also fatally shot during a clash with Israeli Forces. Read more in NEWS.
4. Ex-Benghazi Committee Investigator Alleges Bias Against Clinton
Maj. Bradley Podliska, an intelligence officer in the Air Force reserve and a former investigator for the House Select Committee on Benghazi, claims he was unfairly fired for trying to conduct a non-partisan and "thorough" probe instead of focusing primarily on Hillary Clinton. The Republican-led committee said he was fired for "cause" and his claims are "outlandish." Read more in NEWS.
5. Supreme Court Could Hear Assault Weapons Ban Case
The U.S. Supreme Court could announce as early as Tuesday whether it will hear a challenge to a suburban Chicago law banning firearms commonly known as assault weapons. If the court takes the case, it could call into question similar bans in seven states. But declining to take it up would boost efforts to impose such bans elsewhere. Read more in NEWS.
6. California Becomes First State to Ban 'Redskins' Nickname
California became the first state to ban schools from using the "Redskins" team name or mascot Sunday. The National Congress of American Indians said the law, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2016, should be a "shining example" for the rest of the country. Read more in News.
7. Southwest Airlines Technology Glitch Sparks Delays
Hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights were plagued by "technology issues" Sunday, causing long delays and massive lines. The glitch — which affected the airline's mobile app, website and reservation centers — had delayed 450 flights out of 3,600 by 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday. Read more in NEWS.
8. Nightly Spotlight: Another Flying Wallenda Shows Off Skills
Erendira Wallenda, the wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda, stunned the audience at the America 500 in Charlotte with an acrobatic routine while suspended from a helicopter.