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September 25, 2012

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CLINTON — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. OBAMA TO STEP ON WORLD STAGE

The president speaks at the U.N. General Assembly at 9:10 a.m. in his final international address before the November election.

2. WHY ISRAEL WALKED OUT OF AHMADINEJAD'S SPEECH

Iran's president, speaking at a high-level U.N. meeting, called Israel a "fake regime" shielded by the United States.

3. WHAT BRINGS MYANMAR'S SUU KYI TO FORT WAYNE

The Indiana city, where the democracy activist gives a speech at 8 a.m., is home to one of the largest Burmese communities in the U.S.

4. EINSTEIN'S BRAIN: THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT

For $9.99, you can download detailed images of the famed physicist's gray matter to an iPad.

5. RADICAL MUSLIM CLERIC TO FACE CHARGES IN THE U.S.

Abu Hamza al-Masri — one of Britain's most notorious extremists — allegedly tried to set up an al-Qaida training camp in rural Oregon.

6. NORTH KOREA STOPPED BUILDING A LAUNCH PAD

The construction halt, shown in satellite photos, could be due to heavy rains that killed dozens of people this summer.

7. WHERE NON-MUSLIM RINGTONES ARE BANNED

In northern Mali, a regime of radical Islamists imposed Sharia law — even against ringtones other than Quranic verse readings.

8. A SHIFT IN COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

It's a first: More students in the class of 2012 took the ACT than the rival SAT.

9. REPLACEMENT REFS RILE FOOTBALL FANS

A game-deciding call in the Seahawks-Packers game is the latest in a string of questionable decisions, leaving Green Bay's T.J. Lang tweeting that his team was robbed.

10. IT'S A BOY FOR BUFFY

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. welcomed a son; they also have a 3-year-old daughter.

 

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