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July 17, 2013

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

NEW YORK —

1. HOUSE SET TO VOTE ON OBAMACARE LIMITS

Emboldened by Obama's delay of a key requirement of his signature policy, votes are set today to delay the law's individual and employer mandates.

2. SENATE PACT AVERTS FILIBUSTER FIGHT

Republicans agreed to simple-majority votes on seven Obama nominees and opted against permanently changing the rules.

3. CUBA SAID WEAPONS ON KOREAN SHIP OBSOLETE

The military equipment found buried under sacks of sugar in a ship seized in Panama was in need of repair, Cuba says.

4. 21 CHILDREN DIE AFTER EATING SCHOOL LUNCH

The children, aged 8 to 11, fell ill after eating the free meals at a primary school in eastern India.

5. ZIMMERMAN JURORS SPEAK OUT

Four jurors said Juror B37, who said in an interview that Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin both played a role in the teen's shooting, doesn't speak for them.

6. WHO DEMOCRATS LOOK TO FOR HELP ON IMMIGRATION

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate last year, has said a sweeping overhaul is necessary to both economic and national security.

7. ANOTHER CHENEY SEEKS OFFICE

Liz Cheney, the former VP's daughter, says she wants to challenge Wyoming U.S. Mike Enzi in a GOP primary to bring a "new generation" to Washington.

8. DRUG, ALCOHOL OVERDOSE KILLS 'GLEE' STAR

An autopsy found Cory Monteith had heroin and alcohol in his system; police said he likely took the drugs alone in his Vancouver hotel room.

9. NEAR-DEADLY END TO SPACEWALK

Investigators don't know why an Italian astronaut had water leak into his helmet, making him unable to speak or hear.

10. ALL-STARS SHINE AGAIN

Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect eighth inning as the AL beat the NL 3-0 at New York's CitiField.

 

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