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April 10, 2013

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1. OBAMA'S BUDGET PLAN WOULD RAISE TAXES, TRIM MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY

The president sends Congress a $3.77 trillion proposal today to tame deficits that have soared above $1 trillion for the past four years.

2. NO PANIC IN NORTH KOREA DESPITE FEARS OF 'LIKELY' MISSILE LAUNCH

South Korea braced for a test-fire of a ballistic missile, while in Pyongyang, the AP's Jean H. Lee reports, it was business as usual.

3. STUDENT CHARGED IN CAMPUS ATTACK THAT WOUNDED 14

Texas authorities say 20-year-old Dylan Quick said he'd fantasized for years about stabbing people to death.

4. PARENTS BOOKED AFTER BOYS SENT HOME FROM CUBA

Havana denied refuge to a man and his wife charged with kidnapping their two sons from Florida in a case that recalled the Elian Gonzalez saga.

5. SHOWDOWN VOTE SET FOR GUN CONTROL

A compromise on background checks was expected to be reached today, and Senate Democrats were trying to sway moderate Republicans before Thursday's vote.

6. BROTHER OF SERBIAN SHOOTING SUSPECT: 'WHY DID HE DO IT?'

Radmilo Bogdanovic tells the AP his brother Ljubisa, who police say gunned down 13 people in his small village, was a "frightened little boy" as a child.

7. BUDGET CLIPS SERVICE'S WINGS

The U.S. Air Force plans to ground about a third of its active-duty force of combat planes because of federal cost-cutting.

8. SPRING STORM HEADS EAST

The storm delayed hundreds of flights and sent the mercury to a high of 12 degrees in Cheyenne, Wyo.

9. SINGER-ACTIVIST RETURNS TO VIETNAM

Joan Baez says the Hanoi bunker she returned to for the first time since 1972 "was my first experience in dealing with my own mortality."

10. LOUISVILLE LOSES BID TO SWEEP NCAA TITLES

Connecticut routed the Cardinals 93-60 for its eighth national women's basketball championship.

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