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April 12, 2013

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1. KERRY VISITS SEOUL AS TENSIONS OVER PYONGYANG MOUNT

The secretary of state is in South Korea, and his visit coincides with the possibility of a North Korean missile test timed to grab headlines.

2. WHO COULD BE EXCLUDED FROM PATH TO CITIZENSHIP

An aide familiar with a bipartisan immigration proposal says it would bar anyone who arrived in the U.S. after Dec. 31, 2011 from applying.

3. WHAT'S SO HOT ABOUT CHINA

Researchers say greenhouse gases are making China's hot afternoons and nights even worse.

4. WHAT'S NEXT IN GUN CONTROL DEBATE

Although the Senate has rejected an attempt to block debate on expanded background checks for gun sales, leaders say debate over the actual bill could last weeks.

5. SKY-HIGH PRICES FOR THIS VEGGIE HAS BRAZILIANS SEEING RED

The price of tomatoes has jumped to more than $3 a pound in a country where the minimum wage will get you just $339 per month.

6. U.S. SET TO NAME RUSSIAN NAMES

Washington is about to make public a list of Russians to be targeted for financial sanctions and visa bans due to human rights abuse allegations.

7. THIS SCHOOL TURNS LIBERAL ARTS GRADS INTO CODERS

Software development boot camps are teaching non-tech grads to write software in as little as nine weeks — and graduates get hired fast.

8. BARISTA, ONE BACON CAPPUCCINO PLEASE

Baristas from around the country compete for the Barista Championships with perfect pours and signature beverages infused with flavors like bacon and caramelized tangerine.

9. BENCH-CLEARING BRAWL TAKES OUT HIGH-PRICED PITCHER

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, who signed a $147 million contract, breaks his collarbone in a melee against the Padres.

10. LOOK WHO'S ON TOP AT MASTERS

First-round leader Sergio Garcia tees off at 9:39 a.m. as the Spaniard hopes to continue solid play that would net him his first major golf championship.

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