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5 things you need to know #Monday

5 things you need to know Monday
GANNETT Syndication Service  /  USA TODAY

Supreme Court is back in session

A reinvigorated Supreme Court will enter the national stage this week, facing a battery of contentious issues and a president determined to bend the judicial branch to his will. its new conservative majority, solidified with the appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch, will tackle major cases on voting rights, gay rights, workers' rights and privacy rights — and, possibly, President Trump's revised immigration travel ban. The first set of cases heard on Monday will determine whether employers can force workers to settle disputes through individual arbitration, rather than collective action.

Benghazi terror suspect heads to trial

More than three years after his dramatic capture by U.S. special forces in Libya, Ahmed Abu Khatallah is set to stand trial Monday in D.C. federal court as the chief suspect in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. The trial has been long shadowed by the debate over how to try terror suspects: Prosecuting them like criminals in civilian courts or by military tribunals at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Khatallah, who has been held in an Alexandria, Va., detention center, faces 18 charges, including giving support to terrorists, murder and conspiracy, according to court documents.

Toys R Us has an unreal plan to save itself 

Two weeks after filing for bankruptcy protection, Toys R Us is debuting an augmented reality experience that it hopes will help transform its stores into must-visit destinations for shoppers who might otherwise shop online. A smartphone app will unlock the AR activities, letting shoppers race a truck, fish for sharks or embark on a safari without ever leaving the store. The activities go live at 23 Toys R Us stores on Monday and then nationwide on Oct. 21.   

University of Louisville board will meet Monday over FBI investigation

After a calamitous week in which the University of Louisville ousted its Hall of Fame basketball coach and athletic director, the board of trustees will gather Monday for an impromptu meeting. The topic: An FBI investigation into college basketball recruiting that prompted the suspension of coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich. The board could approve an interim athletic director to succeed Jurich. Explore how deep the scandal might reach.

It's time for TRL

MTV's Total Request Live is back. On Monday, MTV is reviving the daily show, which ran from 1998 to 2008. The move is part of a new strategy to attract viewers to what MTV is calling "the prime destination for youth culture and a meeting point for millions of fans." In its heyday, TRL featured teen-friendly musicians such as The Backstreet Boys, the Jonas Brothers and Beyonce. Carson Daly, the original show's host, won't return for the new series, which will instead bring on five new revolving co-hosts.



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