Top 5 stories you need to know for Monday

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Tributes poured in this weekend following the deaths of two famous figures in the worlds of politics and entertainment who each left his own enduring legacy: Arizona Senator John McCain and famed playwright Neil Simon. Meanwhile in Florida, a video game tournament became the scene of a mass shooting.

Here's a look at the top five stories you need to know from over the weekend.

John McCain dies after brain cancer battle
He was a war hero, six-term Arizona senator and the 2008 Republican presidential nominee. John McCain died Saturday at the age of 81, more than a year after he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.
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Eyewitness News anchor Bill Ritter looks back at the life of Senator John McCain, who died Saturday at age 81 following a battle with brain cancer.

Legendary playwright Neil Simon dies at 91
Playwright Neil Simon, Broadway's master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits included "The Odd Couple," ''Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy, passed away Sunday at age 91.
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A look back at celebrities that have passed this year

Suspect, 2 others killed in Madden tournament shooting
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ABC's Eva Pilgrim has the latest on a shooting at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.



Multiple people are dead after a shooting in downtown Jacksonville, according to local authorities.

Police search for suspect in mysterious death of reality star
Police are searching for a man they want to question in the death of Lyric McHenry, who was found on a desolate Bronx sidewalk. The daughter of movie producer Doug McHenry, she had appeared on an E! reality series.
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Joe Torres has the details on the search.

Woman fights off rape attempt at entrance to East Harlem building
Police say an attacker tried to rape a 22-year-old woman in the vestibule of a building of East 128 Street and 5th Avenue early Saturday, but he took off after the victim fought back.
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Kemberly Richardson has the details.



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