WATCH: Monday's first headlines in 1 minute

McClatchy Washington BureauOctober 28, 2013 

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The National Security Agency denied on Sunday that President Barack Obama has known for years that the U.S. was spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But the world’s anger over the mass surveillance has spread beyond the NSA into America's other foreign policy decisions.

Weekend campaign notes:

  • Ted Cruz, speaking in Iowa, declares 'new paradigm' of grassroots power against DC
  • Rand Paul hones presidential strategy at Kentucky campaign stops
  • State Sen. Wendy Davis has hired a veteran Democratic strategist to run her campaign for Texas governor.
  • Musical notes:

  • Friends and fans are remembering Lou Reed, who died Sunday at 71.
  • Chris Brown is expected to appear in DC court today after being arrested Sunday for assault.
  • Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, was released from prison Monday morning after serving time for involuntary manslaughter.
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