Here are our picks for five stories to read this morning:

It’s Cyber Monday. This year, daily-deal sites are new to the mix. Research firms are already reporting strong Thanksgiving holiday weekend sales, thanks to a jump in online purchases.

(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

What’s that gaping hole in the White House lawn? Maybe it’s a bunker, maybe not. Either way, underground structures are nothing new in Washington.

(Matt McClain/For The Washington Post)

Disney is backing out of a proposed National Harbor project. Its plans for a resort near the Beltway have been scrapped.

Coming up today: A record high temperature was set at Dulles International Airport yesterday, and today will be unusually warm, too. Check PostLocal for the latest weather, plus news about the possible release of a Maryland man held in Aruba; a court date for the man who allegedly shot at the White House; the Georgetown student detained and then released in Egypt; and breaking news throughout the day.

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