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September 10, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. WHY US AIR STRIKES MIGHT BE CALLED OFF

Syria, hoping to avert military retaliation, says it's willing to surrender control of its chemical weapons so they can be destroyed.

2. OBAMA TO ADDRESS THE NATION

Seeking an OK to use military force, but facing stiff resistance in Congress, the president will discuss his plans for Syria during a prime-time TV speech.

3. FOUR CONVICTED IN INDIA GANG RAPE

The men face the possibility of hanging in the fatal attack of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus.

4. WIFE ACCUSES GEORGE ZIMMERMAN OF VIOLENCE, THEN RECANTS

Shellie Zimmerman claims her husband threatened her with a gun, then changes her story and declines to press charges.

5. HOW THE NYC MAYOR'S RACE IS SHAPING UP

Voters go the polls as the once-high-flying campaign of Anthony Weiner has landed with a thud.

6. APPLE'S NEXT BIG THING

As its stock price continues to sag, the tech pioneer is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone.

7. DO-IT-YOURSELFER CREATES INEXPENSIVE PROSTHETIC

A South African carpenter who lost his fingers in a circular saw accident builds himself a new hand using such things as cables and screws.

8. EX-'JERSEY SHORE' STAR OPENS UP ABOUT ADDICTION

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino says he suffered an injury during a stint on "Dancing with the Stars" and got hooked on painkillers.

9. RAFAEL NADAL PREVAILS IN SLUGFEST

The Spaniard downs top-seeded Novak Djokovic in four grueling sets to claim his second U.S. Open title.

10. WHO'S QUIETING HIS CRITICS

Many predict ex-college coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense won't work in the NFL. But his Eagles open the season by upsetting Washington, 33-27.

 

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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.

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  • Consumer spending on health care jumps as Affordable Care Act takes hold

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  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system.

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  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

    Republicans practically dare Democrats to embrace "Obamacare," the GOP's favorite target in most congressional campaigns. Yet pro-Democratic activists in Alaska are doing just that, and a number of strategists elsewhere hope it will spread.

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  • Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

    Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?

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