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For October 3, 2011 – Knox, Perry, Cheney and a Nobel dilemma...
• A verdict in the Amanda Knox trial is expected later today: "Nearly four years after she was arrested on suspicion of having killed her roommate in this picturesque Italian university town, Amanda Knox pleaded with a jury Monday to overturn her conviction for murder."
• Gov. Rick Perry is dealing with the fallout from some issues with his old hunting grounds: "A front-page Washington Post story Sunday exposed the eyebrow raising name of a hunting camp leased and frequented by Perry and his father. "N*****head" was painted across a rock at the gated entrance of the property, according to the report. But Team Perry was quick to clarify the account, issuing a harsh statement early Sunday morning after CNN contacted the campaign."
• Dick Cheney wants an apology from Pres. Barack Obama: "Former Vice President Dick Cheney praised the Obama administration Sunday for using a drone strike to kill American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, but said President Barack Obama should now reverse past criticism of former President George W. Bush's actions against suspected terrorists."
• A Nobel prize winner died just days before his award was announced: "The news - which the Nobel committee was apparently unaware of when it announced the winners Monday - presents a unique quandary for the prestigious organization. Nobel rules prohibit awarding a prize posthumously unless the winner dies after the award is announced."
• And the cable news line-up shifts tonight – Erin Burnett's new CNN show "OutFront" premieres at 7pmET. Here's Piers Morgan crashing the set during rehearsal.