TODAY's Takeaway: Knox's ex on retrial, 'Breaking Bad' finale

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Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, in Italy; Portia Walton, 4, flees into the arms of Abdul Haji in this iconic photo taken during the Kenya mall siege; the

1. An iconic image has emerged from the Nairobi mall massacre of a 4-year-old fleeing into the arms of a stranger: Abdul Haji, the son of a former Kenyan security minister.

“Abdul Haji and a group of just regular men… risked their lives and came in and rescued us,’’ the child’s mother told TODAY on Monday. “And it wasn’t just me: They went through the mall floor by floor, shop by shop, and got so many people out of the mall.”

2. As the retrial of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito began Monday in Italy, Sollecito described the “never-ending saga of a nightmare" he’s gone through since 2007.

“I don’t see any real future for me instead of standing in the trial, kind of forever,” he told TODAY's  Savannah Guthrie.

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3. Cover your eyes, Bridget Jones fans! Author Helen Fielding announced that the loveable heroine will be a widow in her upcoming sequel. Bridget lovers are (quite understandably) losing it.

4. Planes aren't the only things taking off at Chicago's O'Hare airport: At the end of the runway, a bee farm called Sweet Beginnings has created 360 new jobs, providing employment and valuable job skills to ex-convicts.

"I needed a business where those former prison inmates could learn a trade — not with books, but with storytelling,” said Brenda Palms Barber, who started the company with a grant from the Illinois Corrections Department.

5. The finale of "Breaking Bad" aired last night and everyone’s sad about it – except Brooke Shields.

And that's TODAY's Takeaway!

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