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April 9, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. FACTORIES GO SILENT AS NORTH ISSUES MORE THREATS

North Korea warned foreigners in South Korea to leave because a war could be imminent as the Kaesong complex that once linked the nations became a ghost town.

2. 13 KILLED IN SHOOTING SPREE NEAR BELGRADE

Police say a 60-year-old man killed his son and then went house to house killing people in his village, before trying to kill himself and his wife.

3. HOW THATCHER TRANSFORMED BRITAIN'S ECONOMY

She introduced free-market policies that helped the country throw off its postwar malaise and helped build British financial centers with bank deregulation.

4. DECISION TIME FOR DEMOCRATS ON GUN CONTROL

Senate leaders were meeting today to assess whether a compromise on expanding background checks would work in a bipartisan deal.

5. PITINO MAKES HISTORY

He became the first coach to win NCAA titles at two schools after Louisville rallied from 12 points down to beat Michigan 82-76.

6. J.C. PENNEY FIRES CEO AFTER 17 MONTHS

Ron Johnson, brought in from Apple to turn around the department store chain, is being replaced by his predecessor.

7. A TEARFUL PLEA TO SAVE BURIED CHILDREN

"There's no way they can breathe," Jordan Arwood told a North Carolina 911 dispatcher after a 24-foot pit he dug collapsed on his daughter and a cousin.

8. SCRUTINY OVER SURGICAL ROBOT

"Da Vinci" was used in nearly 400,000 operations last year, but critics have questioned whether it had a role in several deaths.

9. CALIFORNIA TO TOURISTS: DRINK UP

A lawmaker proposed extending last call at the state's bars from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., hoping to compete with party hotspots like New York and Las Vegas.

10. REMEMBERING 'GIRL NEXT DOOR' FUNICELLO

"The Mickey Mouse Club" child star, who died at 70, shed her mouse ears to team up with Frankie Avalon for a string of beach movies in the 1960s.

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    An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

    The decision clears the way for official changes to Manning's military records, but does not compel the military to treat the soldier previously known as Bradley Edward Manning as a woman.

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  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.

    April 23, 2014

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  • In cuffs... 'Warlock' in West Virginia accused of sexual assault

    Police in West Virginia say a man claiming to be a “warlock” used promises of magical spells to lure children into committing sexual acts with him.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • The top 12 government programs ever

    Which federal programs and policies succeed in being cost-effective and targeting those who need them most? These two tests are obvious: After all, why would we spend taxpayers' money on a program that isn't worth what it costs or helps those who do not need help?

    April 22, 2014

  • Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security

    When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

    Even the design of the courtrooms, with plenty of sunlight and space, can help calm witnesses or defendants in high-stress cases, some judges believe.

    April 22, 2014

  • McCain 1 House Republicans are more active on Twitter than Democrats

    Your representative in the House is almost certainly on Twitter. Your senator definitely is. But how are they using the social network? Are Democrats more active than Republicans, or vice versa? Who has the most followers on the Hill?

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

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    April 22, 2014

  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    A 16-year-old boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

    The boy, who lives in Santa Clara, Calif., hopped out of the wheel well of a Boeing 767 on the Maui airport tarmac Sunday. Authorities found the high school student wandering the airport grounds with no identification. He was questioned by the FBI and taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was found to be unharmed.

    April 21, 2014

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