Reaction to diplomat's death - Richard Holbrooke, 69, who spearheaded the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the Bosnian war, died three days after surgery to repair a torn aorta.
Assange in court - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will reapply for bail at a court hearing Tuesday in London as protesters gathered outside the court demanding his release.
CNN's Susan Candiotti explores why Assange and other controversial figures attract a fan base as the man behind the diplomatic cable releases tries to stave off extradition to Sweden over sex-crime allegations.
Tax deal vote? - Final Senate approval could come as early as Tuesday on the hotly contested tax deal negotiated by President Barack Obama and Republican leaders.
The plan includes a two-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire December 31 and would also extend unemployment benefits for 13 months, cut the payroll tax by 2 percentage points for a year and continue a series of other tax breaks.
Anticipating final Senate approval of the measure, Obama on Monday urged the House of Representatives to pass it quickly despite misgivings by some House Democrats about specific provisions in the package such as one on the estate tax.