Good morning! It’s a rainy, balmy day in Washington. Here are a few of the biggest stories we’re watching today:
Fears of civil war in South Sudan
Rebels seized the capital city Juba on Sunday.
Americans were evacuated from South Sudan on Sunday, but 3,000 other foreigners remain.
Releases in Russia
- Two jailed members of Pussy Riot were released from prison.
Air attacks in Syria
- Syrian government helicopters killed 65 in Aleppo, as the siege on rebels moved into its 8th day.
Health care deadlines
Today is the deadline to signup for many who want coverage to begin January 1, 2014.
- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. warns that the law could have a “meltdown” and hurt the Democrats in the battle for Senate seats.
Gay marriage in Utah
- A federal judge is hearing a state request to block gay weddings pending an appeal of Friday’s ruling.