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Your DayStarter: The weather (cloudy), more from President Obama on school testing and we'll pick the scab of the Bucs' latest epic fail

It won't be long now, kiddies. Less than a week away to the Halloween night show by Taylor Swift at RayJay. In this photo, Swift performs in August during the "1989" world tour at Staples Center in Los Angeles. [Matt Sayles | Invision/AP

It won't be long now, kiddies. Less than a week away to the Halloween night show by Taylor Swift at RayJay. In this photo, Swift performs in August during the "1989" world tour at Staples Center in Los Angeles. [Matt Sayles | Invision/AP

Today's weather will look much like yesterday, and the day before that. Morning clouds, becoming overcast in the afternoon, according to WTSP 10Weather, with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.

• Florida lawmakers return for week two of their special session to redraw district lines for the state Senate. Official meetings are not scheduled until Tuesday, but follow Times/Herald reporter @MaryEllenKlas for the latest developments.

• President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan plan an Oval Office meeting Monday with teachers and school officials working to reduce the amount of time students spend on testing. On Saturday, Obama called for a cap on the amount of time students spend taking standardized tests. Visit tampabay.com/schools for coverage.

• Countdown to Taylor Swift! We are T-Minus six days from T-Swizzle's stop in Tampa Bay when she wraps up her North American tour right here in Tampa in support of her mega hit album 1989, Catch up on our 10 Days of Taylor countdown where we have looked back at Taylor fashions, her Instagram posts and the very long lineup of famous guests who have stopped by her concerts on this tour.

• Plan your week: Taylor Swift not your jam? It's a week until Halloween, one of the biggest holidays of the year for both kids and adults alike. We can help you get your boo on. (Not that boo.) We've got plenty of other things to do this week, too.

Thomas Bassinger analyzes the film and explains how the Bucs blew a 24-0 lead to lose 31-30 to Washington. Look for it by lunchtime at tampbay.com/bucs.

Your DayStarter: The weather (cloudy), more from President Obama on school testing and we'll pick the scab of the Bucs' latest epic fail 10/26/15 [Last modified: Monday, October 26, 2015 7:33am]
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