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January 11, 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. WHEN US TROOPS WILL PULL OUT OF AFGHANISTAN

That will be the topic of discussion between Obama and Karzai when they meet today.

2. WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO DO ABOUT GUNS

A consensus is emerging to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, and tighten background checks.

3. THIS SEASON'S PERFECT ACCESSORY: THE HANKIE

Flu in the U.S. has struck early and, in many places, hard.

4. BOMBINGS KILL AT LEAST 120 IN PAKISTAN

Toll includes 86 dead in an attack on a crowded billiards hall.

5. HOW A MOM REACTED WHEN HER SON WAS FOUND

Lisa Harter was "jumping up and down for joy" when she heard police discovered him 19 years after his abduction.

6. REPORT CALLS SAVILE'S SEX ABUSE 'UNPRECEDENTED'

Police say the late entertainer committed more than 200 sex crimes on children and teens.

7. WHY GASOLINE SHOULD BE CHEAPER IN THE NEW YEAR

Forecasters point to ample oil supplies and weak U.S. demand.

8. A BEAUTY QUEEN SENDS A MESSAGE ABOUT BREAST CANCER

Miss America contestant Allyn Rose will undergo a double mastectomy after the disease killed her mother, an aunt and her grandmother.

9. SPACE ROCK A THREAT? HEAVENS, NO

Scientists now say an asteroid feared to be on a collision course with Earth in about 20 years will miss us by a long shot.

10. WHO IS SUING JENNI RIVERA'S COMPANY

Relatives of four passengers killed with the singer in a plane crash claim she was negligent in choosing the jet.

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