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5 stories to follow: April 8

We're back from the weekend, and on top of the five stories you need to know about today:

5 stories to follow: April 8

LEFT: ASSOCIATED PRESS; RIGHT: CHARLES FOX / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Saturday´s blaze at a Queen Village fabric store may have been sparked by electricity, but no official details were available Sunday, when flags were flown at half-staff in honor of Goodwin´s death (right).
LEFT: ASSOCIATED PRESS; RIGHT: CHARLES FOX / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Saturday's blaze at a Queen Village fabric store may have been sparked by electricity, but no official details were available Sunday, when flags were flown at half-staff in honor of Goodwin's death (right).

We're back from the weekend, and on top of the five stories you need to know about today:

1. Fallen firefighter remembered: Philadelphia fire Capt. Michael Goodwin will be promoted posthumously to battalion chief. The 53-year-old firefighter died Saturday evening while battling a blaze at a Queen Village fabric shop. His death came just before a grim anniversary -- two firefighters were killed on April 9, 2012, while fighting an industrial fire in Kensington.

2. Three priests removed: Three Philadelphia priests have been removed from public ministry over allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct regarding minors. 

3. Summer weather: The temperature could reach 72 degrees, and more warm weather -- as high as the low 80s -- is expected later this week.

4. FBI investigation at Rutgers: The FBI is probing whether an ex-Rutgers basketabll employee tried to extort money from the school before releasing a video showing now-former men's basketball coach Mike Rice shoving and throwing balls at players, and using anti-gay slurs. 

5. NCAA championship game: Louisville and Michigan will play for the national title tonight at 9 p.m.

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