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The Pulse: Jimmy Fallon takes over on "The Tonight Show"

Jimmy Fallon is taking over 'The Tonight Show," low approval ratings for the president on this Presidents Day and a Craigslist kill-- for the thrill of it? These are some of the top trending stories in Monday's edition of "The Pulse."
Jimmy Fallon is taking over 'The Tonight Show," low approval ratings for the president on this Presidents Day and a Craigslist kill-- for the thrill of it? These are some of the top trending stories in Monday's edition of "The Pulse."

A Pennsylvania woman is accused of killing a man she met through Craiglist. Now, Miranda Barbour tells a newspaper reporter that she's killed dozens of times before in other states. And now, investigators are trying to determine if she is telling the truth.

Protests in Florida in the wake of a verdict in the trial of Michael Dunn. A rally was held at the gas station where teen Jordan Davis was shot and killed. This, after a jury found Dunn not guilty of first-degree murder in Davis' death. Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and could face a lengthy prison term.But protesters say that's not enough and prosecutors expect to seek a new trial on the first-degree murder charge.

And President Obama is now in his sixth Presidents Day of his privacy -- and facing a low approval rating. According to latest polls, 42 percent of Americans think he's doing a good job. But 53 percent of Americans disapprove of his performance. That's up slightly from his lowest ratings in November and early December. But still far below this time last year, when 52 percent of Americans approved of the job he was doing.

A new investigation is being launched in connection with the traffic scandal in New Jersey. The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wants to look into the actions of the agency's police. State officials are suspected of organizing the closing of several lanes on the busy George Washington Bridge to punish Fort Lee's mayor for not endorsing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in his re-election bid last November. Christie denied any knowledge of any political scheme.

After 42 years on the West Coast, "The Tonight Show" will go back to where it began in New York with a new host. Jimmy Fallon is taking over the show from Jay Leno who hosted it for 22 years. Fallon's guests tonight are Will Smith and the band U2. Other guests expected this week include Jerry Seinfeld-- Lady Gaga-- Kristen Wiig-- and Michelle Obama.
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