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March 25, 2013

10 Things to Know for Monday

CLINTON —

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

1. HOW CYPRUS WILL PAY FOR ITS BAILOUT

EU leaders signed off on a deal taxing bank deposits of more than 100,000 euros. The rest of the 5.8 billion-euro bailout will come from tax increases and privatizations.

2. TOP REBEL LEADER WOUNDED IN SYRIA

A car bomb targeted Col. Riad al-Asaad, who became head of the Free Syrian Army rebel coalition.

3. PAY FOR DELAY BILLS UP BEFORE HIGH COURT

The Obama administration wants Big Pharma to stop paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.

4. WHO WON $338 MILLION IN POWERBALL

The ticket came from New Jersey, and the state lottery will give more details on the 4th-largest Powerball jackpot at a news conference today.

5. REBELS SEIZE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Francois Bozize fled the capital, while South Africa said 13 soldiers were killed in the fighting.

6. PROSECUTORS BID TO TRY AMANDA KNOX AGAIN

Italy's highest court is hearing an appeal of the acquittal of Knox in the death of her college roommate.

7. SPRING STORM MAKES IT FEEL LIKE WINTER

A snowstorm is bearing down on the Northeast after dumping from 7 to 15 inches of snow from Colorado to the Midwest.

8. PRESSURE TO PAY "RECOMMENDED" MUSEUM FEE

A lawsuit against New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art says it purposely misleads people about whether they must pay a $25 suggested donation.

9. MAKING OVER MINNIE MOUSE

Lanvin designed the loveable Disney rodent a mature, royal blue long-sleeved dress that she can wear for special Paris events.

10. THE FIRST NO. 15 SEED TO GET TO THE SWEET 16

After busting brackets with Friday's upset of No. 2 Georgetown, Florida Gulf Coast beat San Diego State 81-71 Sunday night.

 

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