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January 28, 2013

10 Things to Know for Monday

NEW YORK — 1. BLOCKED EXIT TRAPPED BRAZIL’S NIGHTCLUB VICTIMS

Security guards briefly tried to block people from exiting the club before the fire that left more than 230 dead.

2. WHERE NEWS OF THE FIRE HIT HOME

Memories are still fresh in Warwick, R.I., the scene of a pyrotechnics-sparked nightclub blaze that killed 100 in 2003.

3. AN AGREEMENT ON IMMIGRATION

Senators were to announce a plan to rewrite the law to cover border security and a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.

4. CLASHES IN EGYPT AFTER MORSI’S ANGRY CALL FOR CALM

Riot police fired tear gas at protesters today after weekend violence in three Suez Canal provinces.

5. OBAMA LAVISHES PRAISE ON FORMER RIVAL FOR PRESIDENCY

The president lauded Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as one of his closest advisers, stopping short of endorsing her for 2016.

6. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY GUNS IN JAPAN

Just seven were shot dead in 2011 in a nation of 130 million, compared to more than 11,000-gun related killings a year in the U.S.

7. OIL SPILL IN THE SOUTH

Miles of the Mississippi River remained closed after the barge carrying 80,000 gallons of oil hit a bridge.

8. IT’S OK TO USE YOUR PHONE IN THESE THEATERS

As long as you’re in the “tweet seats,” some Broadway theaters are good with real-time uses of social media.

9. ‘ARGO’ CONTINUES STEAMROLL THROUGH AWARDS SEASON

The CIA thriller won for best overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, a decent predictor of the Oscars.

10. THE TWO FACES YOU COULD SEE THE MOST ON SUPER SUNDAY

Jack and Jackie Harbaugh, parents of the opposing coaches in the Ravens-49ers matchup, will be sought by CBS-TV’s parent cam.

 

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