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January 21, 2013

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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 TAKES OATH TO LEAD DEEPLY DIVIDED NATION

The 17th president to win re-election faces a weak economy and a partisan Congress in his second term.

2. DOZENS OF BODIES PULLED FROM SITE OF ALGERIAN STANDOFF

The death toll topped 80 at the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara.

3. MINISTER RECALLS MLK'S WORDS OF NONVIOLENCE AT NEWTOWN

The Rev. James A. Forbes says the civil rights leader's words "are needed now more than ever" after the deadly school shooting.

4. 'FAST-TRACK' TRIAL BEGINS FOR INDIA GANG RAPE SUSPECTS

Five men were due in court less than a month after the assault and killing of a student aboard a moving bus in Delhi.

5. HOW 'BRAIN PACEMAKERS' MIGHT SLOW ALZHEIMER'S

Currents from tiny wires inserted into holes drilled in a patient's skull could offer hope for staving off dementia.

6. INDICTED MEGAUPLOAD FOUNDER LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Half a million users registered for Kim Dotcom's "Mega" site in 14 hours.

7. SON FACES MURDER CHARGES IN NEW MEXICO FAMILY SLAYING

Police say the 15-year-old killed his Fire Department chaplain father, mother and their three children aged 2 to 9.

8. WHY SOME CAN'T CALL OUT SICK IN A NASTY FLU SEASON

More than 40 million Americans work for companies that don't pay for sick leave, as New York City considers a proposal to mandate it.

9. WHY OBAMA CAN THANK HIP-HOP

John Legend, who was honored at the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball along with MC Lyte and Doug E. Fresh, says the genre played its part in electing America's first black president.

10. COACHING BROTHERS TO FACE OFF IN SUPER BOWL

John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens will play younger brother Jim Harbaugh's 49ers in New Orleans on Feb. 3.

 

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