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April 1, 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. TEXAS DA'S DEATH PUTS PROSECUTORS ON ALERT

Law enforcement is beefing up security for Texas district attorneys after Mike McLelland and his wife were shot to death Saturday.

2. WHERE MEXICAN CARTELS ARE CROSSING BORDERS

An AP review finds the drug syndicates are deploying its most trusted agents to at least nine non-border U.S. states, often in middle-class suburbs.

3. NORTH KOREA PARLIAMENT MEETS AMID NUCLEAR TENSIONS

The Supreme People's Assembly met after a warning from the ruling party that nuclear weapons are "the nation's life."

4. GANG OF EIGHT GO THROUGH FINE PRINT ON IMMIGRATION

Lawmakers are hashing out details of the bipartisan plan after big business and labor settle on a deal that would allow tens of thousands low-skilled workers into the country.

5. GRUESOME INJURY LEAVES TEAMMATES IN TEARS

Louisville guard Kevin Ware's badly broken leg during a tournament game against Duke stunned millions watching while players and coach Rick Pitino wept.

6. CRUCIAL DECISION ON COLORADO SHOOTING SUSPECT

Prosecutors will say at a hearing today whether they will seek the death penalty against James Holmes in the movie theater rampage that killed 12.

7. 3 DEAD IN MASSIVE MOUNTAIN PILEUP

Nearly 100 vehicles crashed along a foggy interstate near the Virginia-North Carolina border in 17 separate crashes.

8. DRUG MAKER LOSES PATENT BATTLE OVER CANCER MEDICINE

India's highest court rejected Novartis AG's bid in a decision activists say ensures the poor will have access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines.

9. HOW SHAKESPEARE DODGED TAXES

Researchers say the playwright sold grain at inflated prices to his neighbors, was pursued for tax evasion and prosecuted for hoarding grain during a shortage in 1598.

10. WHO'S IN THE FINAL FOUR

No. 1 seed Louisville, defeating Duke 85-63 after Ware's halftime injury. Michigan, Syracuse and Wichita State also punch their tickets.

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  • Iowa man accused of torturing, killing bald eagle

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    April 24, 2014

  • Affirmative action ruling challenges colleges seeking diversity

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    April 24, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

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

    April 24, 2014

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    CLINTON -- With more than 21 titles and 800 copies to give away, what reader wouldn't adore an event like World Book Night? Organizers at the Clinton Public Library wondered the same Wednesday, and were pleased with turnout for the third annual event

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  • Amid Russian warning, Ukraine's in a security bind

    Ukraine's highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding words from Moscow.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that Russia would mount a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine. Although he did not specifically say Russia would launch a military attack, his comments bolstered wide concern that Russia could use any violence in eastern Ukraine as a pretext for sending in troops.

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