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Feb 22, 8:50 PM EST

10 Things to Know for Monday

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

1. AND THE WINNER IS ...

J.K. Simmons has won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for "Whiplash." The 87th Academy Awards are airing live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

2. WHAT'S TO COME FOR OIL TRAINS

U.S. transportation officials predict many more catastrophic wrecks involving flammable fuels absent new regulations, predicting the locomotives will derail ten times annually on average over the next two decades.

3. WHO WANTS TO RAISE TAXES ON THE RICH

A majority of people in the United States support President Barack Obama's proposal to raise taxes on wealthy investors, and an even larger share says well-to-do households are taxed too little, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

4. AGENCY CREATED TO FIGHT POVERTY LAGS IN KEY MEASURES

A new report ordered up by the Appalachian Regional Commission cites some progress - poverty rates have fallen by about half, for instance - but researchers say other problems persist, including disproportionately high mortality rates.

5. WHAT IS ZIONISM?

The seemingly antiquated philosophical question has gained urgency in an Israeli election campaign where the liberal opposition has rebranded itself as the Zionist Union in a bid to take votes from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - sparking a debate about Israel's place in the world.

6. WHY SOME MAY LOSE HEALTH INSURANCE SUBSIDIES

The Supreme Court could side with opponents of President Barack Obama's overhaul, but the three dozen-plus states at risk seem unprepared for the potential fallout.

7. VACCINE SKEPTICS RIDICULED FOR FAILING TO INOCULATE CHILDREN

The backlash has been so severe that many were afraid to speak to reporters, but a handful of mothers agreed to discuss their thinking with The Associated Press.

8. AL-SHABAB URGES MALL ATTACKS

A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebels calls on Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries, but authorities say there is no credible evidence of an imminent strike.

9. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY COULD LOSE FUNDING

Congress returns to work on Monday, the department's funding runs out at week's end and there is no clear solution in sight.

10. DRIVER WHO SPENT SEVEN YEARS TRYING WINS DAYTONA

Nicknamed "Sliced Bread" when he broke into the Sprint Cup Series at 18 because so many predicted him to be the next big thing, Joey Logano finally wins his first career Daytona 500.

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