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Correction: An earlier version of this post noted the wrong date for Attorney General Eric Holder's visit to Ferguson, Mo. He will be there on Wednesday.

1. Relationships that start with hooking up aren't doomed to fail

Hooking up can lead to the altar and the number of guests at a wedding can correspond to a couple's marital quality, a new study out Tuesday says. For almost one-third of those sampled, their relationship with their eventual spouse began as a hookup (the respondents defined for themselves whether a hookup meant kissing or sex or something in between). The report also found that the more wedding guests, the higher a couple's marital quality. But trust is key, says psychologist John Gottman. "People who establish trust are communicating to their partner that they come first, and they are there for them," he says. "People who don't establish trust have these horrendous conflicts. It becomes very negative."

2. Browns plan to name starting quarterback

Finally, at long last, the Browns have a date to name their quarterback. Decision day is Tuesday for Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. That's when Browns coach Mike Pettine aims to announce his starter for Cleveland's Sept. 7 opener at Pittsburgh. As he has stated for months, Pettine will choose the quarterback he feels gives the Browns their best chance to beat their bitter rivals.

3. Alaska GOP wrestles over spot in top 2014 Senate race

Three Republicans face off Tuesday at the end of a bruising battle for the right to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in the fall, in one of the most critical races for determining control of the Senate. The race features a battle between the establishment and Tea Party wings of the GOP, with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin jumping in over the weekend to support an underdog Tea Party favorite. Begich is considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the Senate, and the race is critical for determining which party controls the U.S. Senate next year.

4. Paul Ryan focuses on GOP, not the Oval Office, for now

Paul Ryan has a new book out Tuesday. While some of his potential 2016 rivals have all but launched presidential campaigns, Ryan seems focused on laying the groundwork to pursue major legislation when he's slated to take over the House Ways and Means Committee in January. In his book, The Way Forward, Ryan is on a crusade to shape the direction of the GOP, and the country. That sounds a lot like a detour from the road to the White House, at least for now.

The Republican congressman from Wisconsin known for unflinching fiscal focus says the GOP lost its way but is poised for a comeback -- not as the opposition party but as a "proposition party." Shannon Rae Green, USA TODAY

5. Attorney General Eric Holder in Ferguson Wednesday

Attorney General Eric Holder will be in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday to talk with FBI agents and Justice Department officials involved in the investigation of Michael Brown's death. Holder will also meet "with other leaders in the community whose support is so critical to bringing about peace and calm in Ferguson." Police and protesters clashed overnight.

And, the essentials:

Weather: A wet day is on tap for much of the West and Southeast. The Midwest will also see some rain.

Stocks: Wall Street stock futures traded near the flat line.

TV Tonight: Wondering what to watch tonight? TV critic Robert Bianco looks at Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Sullivan & Son.

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Contributing: The Associated Press

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