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What you need to know for Monday, Jan. 18

• Brr! Good luck willing yourself to get out of bed this morning, when temperatures hover in the low-to-mid 40s. It'll warm up a little, 10Weather WTSP reports, with highs near 60 degrees and lots of sun for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

• Did you stay up to watch the entire Democratic presidential debate? We did. Check out PolitiFact's fact-checking report at PolitiFact.com.

• Last week's harrowing plunge in U.S. stocks — fueled by economic fears about China and plummeting oil prices — left investors anxious and alarmed. Some wondered if it signaled an approaching recession in the United States. Here's what most analysts say.

• From cleanups to thoughtful donations, the Times' Robbyn Mitchell suggests a number of ways to celebrate the 30th Martin Luther King Jr. Day today.

• And here's a list of all the parades and family festivals happening for MLK week. Follow our live coverage of all the events.

• Plan your week: Here are the top things to do in Tampa Bay this week from the Lion King to Billy Joel, Wynonna and many more. And just remember, we didn't start the fire.

• Outdoors editor Terry Tomalin offers five saltwater fishing tips from international angler George Poveromo. Look for it this morning at tampabay.com/sports.

What you need to know for Monday, Jan. 18 01/18/16 [Last modified: Monday, January 18, 2016 6:58am]
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