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French fete: America’s most popular heroes — and we’re not talking about “The Avengers” — will get France’s highest honor today, when French President Francois Hollande pins the Legion of Honor medal on Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone.

The American trio, on vacation in Europe, stopped a gunman from carrying out a probable terrorist attack Friday on a train. The men also got a congratulatory phone call from President Barack Obama on Saturday.


Bears or bulls?: So what’s going to happen when the stock market reopens this morning? When we last checked in on Wall Street on Friday, the Dow had plummeted 530 points, completing a more than 1,000-point drop for the week, one of the worst stretches since 2011.

Things don’t look to get better today, as Asian markets suffered major losses this morning. Concerns about China’s slowing economy, uncertainty over whether the Fed will raise interest rates in a few weeks and the effects of cheap oil are the main culprits for the current slowdown


English tragedy: The search for victims continues today on a highway in southeast England. Police said they have the names of 11 people whom they are treating as “highly likely” to be dead after this weekend’s crash.

A crane will be brought in today to haul away the wreckage of the Cold War-era Hawker Hunter jet from the site. All of those killed were on the busy A27 highway, which runs next to the Shoreham Airport in Sussex.

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