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May 1, 2013

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

CLINTON — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. THOUSANDS RALLY FOR LABOR REFORMS

The workers paraded through Dhaka, Bangladesh, to demand safety at work after a garment factory building collapse that has killed over 400 people.

2. WHO WAS WATCHING THE ELDER BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT

Russia put Tamerlan Tsarnaev under surveillance during his six-month visit to Dagestan.

3. AGE FOR BUYERS OF MORNING-AFTER PILL LOWERED

The FDA says 15-year-olds can buy an over-the-counter brand, as long as cashiers check for proof of age.

4. OBAMA WEIGHS OPTIONS IN SYRIA

He says supplying weapons and ammunition to Syrian rebels is on the table — but not unilateral action.

5. WHAT THE FEDS FOUND IN SUSPICIOUS LETTERS SUSPECT'S TRASH

An affidavit says authorities found a dust mask and other items that tested positive for ricin.

6. VETERAN DEMOCRAT, EX-NAVY SEAL LINED UP FOR MASACHUSETTS SENATE RACE

U.S. Rep. Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez won their party's primaries to fill the seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry.

7. NEWTOWN DAUGHTER CONFRONTS NH SENATOR ON GUN CONTROL

The daughter of the principal slain in the Connecticut massacre asked Republican Kelly Ayotte why she helped defeat a bill that would have required more stringent checks.

8. VENEZUELA LAWMAKERS THROW PUNCHES

Pro-government legislators got into a brawl that left at least one opposition member badly bleeding in an argument about a postelection ban that stripped opposition of their powers.

9. THE PRICE OF WOUNDED KNEE

$4.9 million, says a South Dakota man who has given the Oglala Sioux Tribe until today to pay for a 40-acre parcel of the historic site of an 1890 Native American battle.

10. COLLINS CAME OUT, NOW HE NEEDS A JOB

Washington Wizard Jason Collins becomes a free agent on July 1, and experts call it a test of the effects of the NBA star revealing he's gay.

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  • Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.

    Investigators have determined that Megan Huntsman, 39, did not go to a hospital to have the babies, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said. He didn't say if anybody helped her give birth.

    April 16, 2014

  • Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

    Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.

    Before school began, some students gathered at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on the football field behind Franklin Regional High School to pray and to support one another.

    April 16, 2014

  • Victimized by the 'marriage penalty'

    In a few short months, I'll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears - before family and God, in sickness and in health, all in the name of love - that she's willing to pay a much higher tax rate.

    April 16, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

    April 16, 2014

  • Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter Calif. killings SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prev

    April 16, 2014

  • Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus Rex-15 [Duplicate] T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian WASHINGTON -- More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex -- the king -- is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Paleontologists and curators unveiled parts of a nearly

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Medical Marijuana [Duplicate] Medical pot measure could boost Florida Democrats MIAMI -- Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Old Social Security debts get reprieved WASHINGTON -- People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve -- for now. The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments tha

    April 16, 2014

  • treadmill-very-fast.jpg Tax deduction for a gym membership?

    April marks another tax season when millions of Americans will deduct expenses related to home ownership, children and education from their annual tax bill. These deductions exist because of their perceived value to society; they encourage behaviors that keep the wheels of the economy turning. So why shouldn't the tax code be revised to reward preventive health?

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  • US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

    A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

    April 15, 2014

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