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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • January 15, 2013 - 8:37 PM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

1. NEW YORK REACTS TO SCHOOL MASSACRE

Getting a jump on the federal government, the state enacts the toughest gun restrictions in the nation.

2. WHO'S BEING BLAMED FOR SYRIAN DEATHS

Activists say government airstrikes killed 80 people at a university in Syria's largest city. State media blame rebel rockets.

3. A WAY FOR ARMSTRONG TO GET BACK IN THE GAME

The World Anti-Doping Agency says he must confess under oath if he wants to reduce his lifetime ban from sports.

4. HOUSE OKS BILLIONS FOR SANDY VICTIMS

Aid approval comes 2 1/2 months after the superstorm tore parts of the Northeast asunder.

5. AN UNSETTLING FLU STAT

Twenty flu-related deaths have been reported among children already this winter.

6. FIND IT ON FACEBOOK

The social network, aiming to compete better with Google and other rivals, unveils a new search feature.

7. OBAMA TO MORSI: TAKE IT BACK

The president demands that the Egyptian leader repudiate "deeply offensive" remarks about Jews.

8. WHERE MARK SANFORD IS SETTING HIS SIGHTS

The disgraced ex-governor of South Carolina will announce on Wednesday that he's running for the House.

9. ANOTHER SIGN OF A THAWING CUBA

Dissidents say the government is promising to let them come and go freely.

10. WHY `AMERICAN IDOL' HAS HIGH RATINGS HOPES

The show, which returns Wednesday, is shelling out $36 million for superstar judges.

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