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March 12, 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. PICKING A POPE MAY REQUIRE PATIENCE

"There are many different candidates, so it's normal that it's going to take longer than the last time," Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz of Chile tells the AP.

2. WHO'S A SURPRISE PAPAL POSSIBILITY

Don't count out Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley, known for helping broker an $85 million settlement with victims of pedophile priests.

3. A LESSON FROM THE RECENT PAST

It's probably only a matter of time before North Korea launches a sudden, deadly attack on the South.

4. SIGNS POINT TO AN INSANITY DEFENSE FOR COLORADO DEFENDANT

James Holmes, the suspect in last summer's deadly movie theater shooting, is scheduled to enter a plea today.

5. GOOD BUDGET NEWS — BUT ONLY IN THE SHORT RUN

The federal deficit will drop in the next couple of years. But then it's likely to start rising again.

6. NO HELP YET FOR CALORIE-CONSCIOUS DINERS

The FDA is having trouble figuring out just who should be covered by a new law requiring the listing of calories on menus.

7. WHAT A FACEBOOK 'LIKE' REVEALS

Researchers say it can indicate whether you're gay, how you vote and even if you have a high IQ.

8. SODA'S RUN AS THE NATION'S FAVORITE BEVERAGE FIZZLES

In its place? A favorite for much of history: Plain old H2O.

9. WHEN TO TURN YOUR EYES TO THE HEAVENS

Best views of the comet Pan-STARRS come tonight, when it will appear in the Northern Hemisphere beside a crescent moon.

10. WHY MICHAEL VICK WON'T BE AUTOGRAPHING HIS NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY

A bookstore tour is scrapped because of threats against the NFL quarterback for running a dogfighting ring.

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

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  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

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  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

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

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    The man accused of carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombings was arraigned Wednesday. He's being held on $100,000 bail.

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