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March 22, 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. DEADLY SHOOTING AT QUANTICO

Three Marines, including the suspected gunman who was believed to be a staff member at the officer candidate school, are dead at the base in Virginia.

2. ASSAD MAKES PROMISE AFTER MOSQUE BOMBING

Syria's president vows to rid the country of Muslim extremists whom he blamed for a suicide bombing that killed 42 people, including a top Sunni preacher.

3. CYPRUS SEEKS ECONOMY-SAVING PLAN

Cypriot authorities are trying to put together a plan they hope will persuade international lenders to provide the money the country needs to avoid bankruptcy.

4. TWIST IN COLORADO CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR CASE

A parolee is critically wounded by Texas police after a 100-mph car chase, and investigators rush to determine whether he is linked to the slaying of Colorado's state prisons chief.

5. WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS IN THE MIDEAST

Wrapping up a three-day visit to Israel, Obama is paying his respects to heroes of Israel and victims of the Holocaust, as well as touring the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

6. WHAT'S IN STORE FOR TOP EARNERS

Democrats controlling the Senate appear on track to pass their first budget in four years, promising a second, almost $1 trillion round of tax increases.

7. WHERE STUDENTS ARE GETTING A HARSH MATH LESSON

Dozens of Chicago schools face closure to help shore up finances in a city with a $1 billion budget shortfall.

8. UPON FURTHER REVIEW ...

South Korean investigators say they mistakenly identified a Chinese Internet address as the source of a cyberattack that paralyzed tens of thousands of computers at banks and broadcasters.

9. WHAT THIS CROONER THINKS OF WINEHOUSE

Tony Bennett believes Amy Winehouse, who died at 27, lived a complete life because she was able to achieve her goal: becoming a respected musician.

10. IVY LEAGUERS PROVIDE FIRST SHOCKER OF NCAAs

Harvard — known for producing U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices and Nobel Prize winners — earns its first NCAA tournament win with a 68-62 upset of No. 3 seed New Mexico.

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