5 things you need to know Monday

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Start the week by being plugged in to what's happening around the world. Here are 5 things you need to know this Monday, courtesy of USA Today.

Killer winter storm heads east

A wave of Arctic cold blamed for at least eight deaths as it blasted California and the Southwest with heavy rains, flooding, snow and sleet will continue its assault across much of the nation and threatens to bring havoc to Thanksgiving travel this week.

'Dancing With the Stars' waltzes into its finale

The first night of the two-part season finale of Dancing With the Stars airs at 8 p.m. ET. After 10 weeks of pain, progress and plenty of paso dobles, it has come down to Corbin Bleu, Jack Osbourne, Bill Engvall and Amber Riley. One star will be eliminated before the three remaining couples will perform and a winner is crowned on Tuesday's season finale.

Reaction to Iran nuclear deal

The responses of domestic and international political leaders to the deal with Iran on that country's nuclear program will be closely watched. Israel, Persian Gulf states and members of Congress have already criticized the accord for giving Iran too much. Major stock market indexes, which have been reaching record highs, are also being watched for their reaction to news of the deal.

Report on the Sandy Hook shooting

Connecticut prosecutors will release a report on the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six adults almost a year ago. Controversy has centered on whether certain details should be withheld out of consideration for the families.

Patriots rally past Broncos in overtime classic

The New England Patriots defeated the Denver Broncos with a comeback for the ages after the Patriots were down 24-0 at halftime. The game marked Brady's 10th win against Peyton Manning in the 14 times they have faced off in their careers.

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