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11 Things You Need to Know for Monday, August 19

(WXIA) -- As you begin your week, be in the know of the top news stories. These are your 11 things to talk about on Monday, August 19. 

1. A year's worth of rain

It's not even September, but the amount of rain we typically get in a year has fallen. More rain is likely this week. 

2. Oscar Pistorius indicted 

Oscar Pistorius has been indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympian's girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

3. Jury selection begins in baby shooting trial 

Jury selection begins Monday for the trial of a coastal Georgia teenager accused of gunning down a baby in his stroller.

4. Ferrari sells for record $27.5 million 

The car sold Saturday was a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider. Powered by a 300-horsepower V12, this Ferrari is one of only ten such cars ever made.

5. Rhinoceros calf born at Zoo Atlanta

The new arrival is the first black rhino born in Zoo Atlanta's more than 124-year history.

6. Drivers of fancy cars are the rudest 

New studies show what researchers say is statistical evidence that the rudest drivers are behind the wheel of a BMW.

7. Militants kill 25 Egyptian policemen

At least 25 policemen were killed Monday when assailants ambushed two mini-buses carrying security personnel in Egypt's North Sinai Peninsula.

8. Jury deliberations in Andrea Sneiderman continue at 8:30 

Judge Gregory Adams issued instructions to the jury and they began deliberations late Thursday afternoon.

9. First APS cheating scandal begins 

The Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal is far from over, but the first trial gets underway Monday morning at the Fulton County Superior Court. 

10. One Tank Trip: Tallulah Falls 

11Alive's latest One Tank Trip takes viewers 96 miles northeast of Atlanta to the beautiful town of Tallulah Falls.

11. Monday's events 

Your calendar of events in and around Atlanta for Monday, August 19