Oct 26, 9:25 PM EDT

10 Things to Know for Monday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. HOW UKRAINE VOTES IN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION

Ukrainians overwhelmingly support several pro-Western parties as the former Soviet republic continues to drift away from Russia.

2. WHY TOP US EXPERT DISAGREES WITH EBOLA QUARANTINE

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases warns that the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa is unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from traveling to the danger zone.

3. DRUGMAKERS RACE TO DEVELOP EBOLA VACCINES

The companies are betting that governments and aid groups will foot the bill.

4. KOBANI DEATH TOLL PASSES 800, SYRIA ACTIVISTS SAY

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll includes 21 Kurdish civilians, 302 fighters with the main Kurdish force YPG, and 481 fighters with the Islamic State group.

5. WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL SHOOTING VICTIMS REMAIN IN HOSPITAL

Three of the wounded students are in critical condition, and one is in serious condition.

6. SOUR US-CUBA RELATIONS MAKE IT TOUGH TO ID BODIES FOUND AT SEA

Because of the diplomatic stalemate between the U.S. and Cuba, American pathologists can't get matching dental records and DNA for migrants who die at sea.

7. WHAT SHAKES UP COLON CANCER SCREENING

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation.

8. WHO COULD HURT REPUBLICAN SENATE HOPES

Struggling governors in states including Georgia could affect the GOP's bid to gain six new Senate seats and take control.

9. GAS PRICES DROP 18 CENTS IN TWO WEEKS

The average nationwide cost for a gallon of regular has fallen to $3.08, a survey finds.

10. GIANTS FETE LATE ROBIN WILLIAMS

The actor's smiling face, in a variety of his most well-loved characters, adorns the big screen at AT&T Park before World Series Game 5.

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