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April 25, 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. REVELATIONS ABOUT QUESTIONING OF BOSTON BOMB SUSPECT

U.S. officials say Dzokhar Tsarnaev stopped talking after he was read his Miranda rights, and after admitting his role in the marathon attacks.

2. BANGLADESH BUILDING ORDERED CLOSED A DAY BEFORE COLLAPSE

Factories flouted the mandate — despite deep cracks visible in the walls — before the building tumbled down, killing more than 200 people.

3. WARNINGS IN KOREAS, THIS TIME FROM THE SOUTH

Seoul warned of a "grave measure" if North Korea rejects talks on reopening a jointly run factory park shuttered for nearly a month.

4. A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN THE U.S. ECONOMY

A new survey today finds Americans' belief in the job market has rebounded to a normal level from record lows after the Great Recession.

5. FUEL BARGES BURNING ON ALABAMA RIVER

At least seven explosions created a major fire that left three workers hospitalized burned overnight on the Mobile River.

6. WHERE ALL LIVING U.S. PRESIDENTS WILL BE TODAY

Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush will join George W. Bush for the dedication in Dallas of his presidential library.

7. A MEMORIAL FOR TEXAS FERTILIZER BLAST VICTIMS

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend the service at Baylor University for the 14 people killed.

8. MYSTERY MOTIVE FOR KILLINGS OF 5 IN ILLINOIS TOWN

Police say the victims — including two boys — killed by a mayor's nephew were related, but didn't reveal a reason for the shootings.

9. SWEARING NEWSCASTER GETS 15 MINUTES

A.J. Clemente, fired as a North Dakota news anchor after his profanity-laced debut, was asked to appear on "Today" and David Letterman's show.

10. HEAVY ON SIZE IN NFL DRAFT

Linemen like Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel are expected to dominate the top picks tonight.

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