The Upshot

FIRST SHOTS: Kagan confirmation vote, toe-eating dog

The Upshot

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

• Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan expected to win Senate confirmation today. (CNN)

• BP will start pumping cement into the oil well today in an effort to plug it up for good. (Associated Press)

•  WikiLeaks to delay its next document dump over safety concerns. (Newsweek)

• Supermodel Naomi Campbell testifies at former Liberian ruler's war crimes trial. (MSNBC)

• Dog chews off man's toe, saves his life. (Reuters)

• Behind the giving pledge issued yesterday by Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and 38 mega-billionaires. (The Daily Beast)

• George W. Bush pushing back memoir release so it won't affect the midterms: (Financial Times)

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