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March 20, 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. OBAMA AIMS TO REASSURE ISRAEL OF US SUPPORT

The president arrived today for his first visit since taking office to a country eager to hear his commitment to Israeli security.

2. A BLOODY MESSAGE IN IRAQ

An al-Qaida affiliated group claimed responsibility for a wave of bombings that killed dozens a decade after the U.S.-led invasion.

3. QUESTIONS ABOUT MORTARS IN EXPLOSION THAT KILLED SEVEN MARINES

The Pentagon halted use of the weapons after the accident during a Nevada training exercise.

4. WHAT LOWER-INCOME WORKERS THINK ABOUT THE ECONOMY

An AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey says many who earn less than $35,000 view their jobs as a dead end.

5. CHARGES OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN SYRIA

An Israeli official says it's "clear" the weapons were used; Syrian rebels and Assad have blamed each other for the northern attack.

6. CYBERATTACK SUSPECTED IN SOUTH KOREA NETWORK CRASH

The computer shutdown at several broadcasters and banks came a day after North Korea blamed the South and U.S. for crippling its network.

7. SANFORD BID TO RE-ENTER POLITICS ALIVE

The ex-South Carolina governor advanced to a Republican runoff for an open congressional seat.

8. TEEN LAUGHS, WEARS 'KILLER' SHIRT AT SENTENCING FOR KILLING 3

T.J. Lane gestured obscenely to the families of the students he shot dead in an Ohio school cafeteria before he was given three life terms.

9. ACTIVISTS SEEK CHARGES IN IDITAROD DOG DEATH

PETA wants Alaska prosecutors to file cruelty charges over the death of 5-year-old Dorado, who was buried by drifting snow at a race checkpoint.

10. MEMORIES OF THE 33-GAME STREAK

"The only bad thing about it is we were really too old to be able to sustain it," said Jerry West, whose Lakers hold the record the Miami Heat seeks to break.

 

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