NUMBER 5 - PETE SEEGER DIES
Folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger died late Monday night at the age of 94. Seeger's career spanned more than 70 years. He used folk music to promote his left-wing political views, and he was no stranger controversy. Seeger's best known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and "If I Had a Hammer."
NUMBER 4 - TARANTINO SUES GAWKER OVER SCRIPT
Award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is suing the website Gawker over a leaked script. Tarantino accuses the site of copyright infringement, after his script for "The Hateful Eight" was leaked online last week. As of Monday, Gawker still has links up to the script. Now, Tarantino is expected to scrap plans for the film, sell the script and produce a second one he's working on.
NUMBER 3 - NEW SPECIES DISCOVERED
Researchers from Thailand have announced discoveries of three new species of mammal in the Southeast Asia region. The first species is a tube-nosed bat, based on two specimens collected in Thailand. Also, a new species of a flying squirrel was found in Southeast Asia.
NUMBER 2 - OLYMPIC TORCH NEARS SOCHI
The Olympic torch is making its way to Sochi for the Winter Games. The torch was under maximum security on it's journey in Dagestan, the heart of Russia's Islamist uprising that's threatening Sochi. Locals were taken to a stadium Monday to see the passing of the torch. The U.S. Military says it will have up to two warships and several planes on stand-by, in case American officials and athletes need to be evacuated from the games.
NUMBER 1 - STATE OF THE UNION
President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address tonight. Obama will use the address to press Congress to pass a plan to increase the federal wage to $10.10 over three years. It would apply to all contractors performing services for the federal government and would affect more than 2 million employees. You can watch the State of the Union, on Fox 24, tonight at 8 p.m.
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