Here's what you need to know to start your day. This morning, we're monitoring:
* Day two of testimony at the Michael Jackson death trial today.
* The Iranian Navy threatening to move Navy ships near the U.S. East Coast.
* Israel announcing plans to expand settlements in east Jerusalem.
* Tear gas literally raining down on hundreds of native Bolivians.
* A powerful typhoon slamming the Phillipines killing at least 7 people and leaving thousands displaced.
* The race for the last two baseball playoff spots coming down to the final day of the Major League Baseball season.
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