(CNN)Real-life U.S. heroes will be honored in France. Looks like another tough day on Wall Street. And Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school.
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French fete: America's most popular heroes -- and we're not talking about "The Avengers" -- will get France's highest honor today, when French President Francois Hollande pins the Legion of Honor medal on Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone.
The American trio, on vacation in Europe, stopped a gunman from carrying out a probable terrorist attack Friday on a train. The men also got a congratulatory phone call from President Barack Obama on Saturday.
Bears or bulls?: So what's going to happen when the stock market reopens this morning? When we last checked in on Wall Street on Friday, the Dow had plummeted 530 points, completing a more than 1,000-point drop for the week, one of the worst stretches since 2011.
Things don't look to get better today, as Asian markets suffered major losses this morning. Concerns about China's slowing economy, uncertainty over whether the Fed will raise interest rates in a few weeks and the effects of cheap oil are the main culprits for the current slowdown.
Beirut battle: The army was dispatched last night to knock down violent protests in Beirut. People took to the streets over the weekend to complain about garbage not being collected. The protests were organized by a group calling itself "You Stink." Dozens of protesters and police were injured Sunday amid a storm of explosions, tear gas, flaming garbage, hurled rocks and cannon-fired water.
English tragedy: The search for victims continues today on a highway in southeast England. Police said they have the names of 11 people whom they are treating as "highly likely" to be dead after this weekend's crash.
A crane will be brought in today to haul away the wreckage of the Cold War-era Hawker Hunter jet from the site. All of those killed were on the busy A27 highway, which runs next to the Shoreham Airport in Sussex.
Carter's class: A large crowd filled with adoring fans who traveled a long way. A big media presence. Rock concert? No, just Sunday school. But not just any Sunday school, not when it's taught by a former president who announced he's starting treatment to fight his brain cancer.
Jimmy Carter was at Maranatha Baptist Church yesterday in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, to deliver a Bible lesson, just like he's done hundreds of times. But he taught yesterday's class just three days after receiving his first radiation treatment for spots of melanoma on his brain. People flocked from around the country, and in some cases the world, to see Carter and show their support.