Here's what you need to know to start your day. This morning, we're monitoring:
* Amanda Knox's fate is in the hands of an Italian jury. The American student is appealing her murder conviction and spoke directly to the jury this morning – insisting she's innocent. A verdict is expected today.
* Rezwan Ferdaus, a Massachusetts man accused of plotting attacks on the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, will be in court later today.
* Greece's government is reportedly looking at laying of 30,000 employees.
* The "Occupy Wall Street" protests are entering their third week. Over the weekend 700 people were arrested for blocking traffic on the brooklyn bridge.
* According to the New York Times, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reportedly reconsidering a bid for the presidency. His advisers are reportedly scrambling to determine if there's enough time to set up operations in Iowa and New Hampshire.
* For the first time in nearly 15 years, Tiger Woods is not among the top 50 golfers in the world. When the rankings come out this morning – Tiger is expected to be 51st in the world.
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From CNN's Carol Costello:
After Osama Bin Laden was killed, Anwar al-Awlaki was arguably America's most wanted terrorist. But still, some say that's no excuse for basically murdering an American citizen. The American Civil Liberties union, which once accused Obama of "morphing into Bush" says:
"The targeted killing program violates both U.S. and international law...it is a mistake to invest the President – any President – with the unreviewable power to kill any American whom he deems to present a threat to the country."
Although former vice-president Dick Cheney disagrees. He not only praised the Obama administration for targeting Al-Awlaki. But says President Obama should apologize for his veiled criticism of the Bush administration's "enhanced interrogations."
Cheney added, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
Talk Back: Should the U.S. have targeted Anwar al-Awlaki despite his American citizenship?
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