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April 24, 2014

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. OBAMA TO PUTIN: MORE SANCTIONS 'TEED UP'

The president accuses Russia of failing to meet its commitments toward easing the crisis in Ukraine.

2. HOW THE FDA WANTS TO REGULATE E-CIGARETTES

The government wants to ban the sale of the popular tobacco devices to minors and require health warning labels on their packaging.

3. FCC VEERING FROM INTERNET NEUTRALITY

The federal agency will propose new rules allowing content companies to pay Internet service providers for faster delivery of videos and other content to people's homes.

4. WHAT VERMONT IS FIRST TO DO

The Green Mountain State legislature passes bill requiring genetically modified foods to be identified; governor says he plans to sign it.

5. CLASSES RESUME AT KOREAN SCHOOL WHOSE STUDENTS DIED IN FERRY DISASTER

The campus is dotted with photos of lost teachers and pupils in the accident that killed 159 people so far.

6. DETAILS EMERGE OF ALLEGED CHLORINE GAS ATTACKS IN SYRIA

Witnesses tell the AP of dozens of cases of choking, fainting and other ills from inhaling fumes from hand grenades and helicopter-dropped "barrel bombs."

7. SOURCES: TALIBAN WANT TO RELEASE U.S. SOLDIER HELD FOR 5 YEARS

Critics of the government's efforts to secure the sergeant's freedom say bureaucratic confusion is stalling a deal with his captors.

8. SAFE INVESTMENTS ARE YEAR'S TOP PERFORMERS SO FAR

Investors are shying away from risk and sticking to havens such as utilities, Treasurys, and gold.

9. (BABY GOT) BACK IN THE SADDLE

Wranglers have been investing in bigger horses to accommodate the bigger tourists wanting to ride and get closer to the West that was.

10. WHO'S NOW A MARRIED WOMAN

Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, 44-year-old photographer from Los Angeles, over the weekend.

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