10 Things You Need to Know for Monday

1. No bail allowed for ‘al-Qaida sympathizer’ as he awaits Friday court hearing. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a suspect accused of plotting to bomb police stations and post offices in the city was motivated by terrorist propaganda.

2. CIA spy network in Lebanon damaged after capture of several U.S. spies. Officials tell The AP the breach is particularly troubling because the CIA saw it coming.

3. Debt committee proves to be not so super. With the special deficit-reduction supercommittee expected Monday to admit failure to meet its goal of finding $1.2 trillion in savings, it now looks at what pet programs face budget cuts.

4. Two campus cops put on leave after pepper-spraying protesters. But some are also calling for the resignation of the University of California chancellor who is stepping up the probe into the incident. A demonstration at the UC-Davis is set for 3 p.m.

5. Bill Gates takes the stand as Microsoft stands accused of of duping a competitor. The software maker is set to testify in a billion-dollar antitrust lawsuit when the hearing starts at about 10 a.m.

6. Clashes continue betweeen police and protesters in Egypt. Hundreds of police officers fire tear gas and rubber bullets on 3,000 demonstrators calling for a transfer of power to a civilian government.

7. With Facebook friends like these … Inmates are using social networks and smartphones smuggled into prisons to harass their victims or accusers, authorities say.

8. LivingSocial taps into Black Friday market with national push. The online deals service goes beyond its deals with eateries and spas to offer discounts on sneakers, electronics and more for the holidays.

9. Gingrich offers younger workers an alternative to Social Security. As he announces his plan at 12:30 p.m., the Republican presidential contender also hopes to add momentum to his campaign.

10. Night belongs to Taylor Swift and Adele at the American Music Awards. But while both took  home three awards, the country star came out on top after Swift was named “Artist of the Year.

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