The Upshot

FIRST SHOTS: Congress returns to Washington, rally ending for coffee prices

The Upshot

Welcome to "First Shots," a daily roundup of early-bird news and a preview of what's to come.

• Congress reconvenes today and will tackle the issue of tax cuts. (Washington Post)

• The White House is set to notify Congress of a $60 billion deal to offer advanced aircraft to Saudi Arabia—the largest U.S. arms deal in history. (Wall Street Journal)

• In the wake of the bailout, has Citigroup failed to change its corporate culture? (The Daily Beast)

• Iraq is holding up to 30,000 detainees without trial, Amnesty International announces in a new report, and some risk severe beatings in secret prisons. (CNN)

• Hillary Clinton travels to the Mideast this week to resume peace talks. (Associated Press)

• The "underwear bomber" suspect will appear today in court. (AOL News)

• Iran may release U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd today after calling off her release over the weekend (CNN)

• An increase in coffee prices may soon be ending due to an expected surplus. (Bloomberg)

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