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January 4, 2013

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1. HELP MAY BE ON THE WAY FOR STORM VICTIMS

Congress plans to vote at noon on a $9.7 billion aid package for businesses and homeowners devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

2. HEY YOU, HANDS OFF MY SUPERSIZE SODA

An AP poll finds that Americans blame too much screen time and cheap eats for fueling the nation's fat epidemic, but most balk at the feds limiting food choices.

3. EXPERTS PREDICT MODEST HIRING REPORT

At 8:30 a.m., the government issues its December jobs report, which economists forecast will show that employers added 155,000 jobs. The unemployment rate is projected to remain at 7.7 percent.

4. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS SAID TO BE INVITED TO NEWTOWN

The former Arizona congresswoman, critically wounded by a gunman two years ago, is planning to meet with victims' families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a Connecticut official says.

5. WHY FATAH RALLY IS SIGNIFICANT

Abbas' party stages a massive rally in Gaza, the first such gathering in the territory since the Islamist Hamas group took control in 2007 and is seen as a reflection of warming ties.

6. PAKISTANI GIRL SHOT BY TALIBAN RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

Malala Yousufzai, 15, who was shot for promoting girls' education, will continue her recovery in Britain.

7. WHY MILLIONS ARE ANXIOUS FOR COURT RULING

India's highest court may decide whether the country's drug companies can continue to provide cheap versions of many life-saving medicines.

8. A PRISON'S UNIQUE APPROACH TO SERVICE DOGS

A maximum-security prison in Maryland is allowing incarcerated veterans to train dogs that will eventually help fellow veterans on the outside who are disabled.

9. WHICH DIVA RULES THE CHARTS

It's Adele — and she set a record while she was at it. The British singer's "21" was the highest-selling album in the U.S. for the second consecutive year, beating out Taylor Swift's "Red."

10. WHAT MAY BE SWAN SONG FOR A DUCK

Fifth-ranked Oregon races past No. 7 Kansas State 35-17 in the Fiesta Bowl in what may have been coach Chip Kelly's final game with the Ducks.

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