5 things you need to know Monday

Here are 5 things you need to know this Monday, according to USA Today.

Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at 93

Actor Mickey Rooney, the original Hardy boy, died on Sunday at the age of 93. Rooney may be best remembered for playing the title character in MGM's beloved Andy Hardy movies, but his career spanned 80 years and more than 200 films, including Boys Town and The Black Stallion. He won two honorary Oscars, the first in 1938, the second in 1982. Rooney is survived by his eighth wife, Jan, and nine children.

NCAA Championship: UConn's defense will test Kentucky

Tonight the Huskies take on the Wildcats in the NCAA Championship game (CBS/ 9:10 p.m. ET). It's Kentucky's turn to see whether it can do what Michigan State and Florida couldn't: Get by the chain of defenders UConn has thrown at every elite ballhandler in this tournament.

Pistorius to finally answer questions on shooting

Oscar Pistorius' murder trial in the death of his girlfriend resumes today in South Africa after a week-long break. More than a year after he killed his girlfriend, Pistorius is expected to finally answer questions about why he shot Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet door, and his defense lawyers begin presenting the evidence they hope will save the Olympic athlete from going to prison for 25 years to life.

India kicks off world's biggest election

The world's biggest election starts today in India as 814 million voters spend the next five weeks electing 543 members of the lower house of Parliament, which picks the next prime minister.

20th anniversary of Rwandan genocide

President Obama is remembering the victims of the Rwandan genocide today, an event he says was "neither an accident nor unavoidable." Today, Rwanda marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the 100-day genocide. The president says the anniversary is a reminder to "resist our worst instincts" and remember "our obligations to our fellow man."


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