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January 22, 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. OBAMA STANDS HIS GROUND ON FISCAL DISPUTES

The president chose to draw attention to the aspirations he hopes will define him rather than the conflicts that have characterized his relations with a divided Congress.

2. SMITHSONIAN CURATORS SCOUT FOR OBAMA ARTIFACTS

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History will feature a large display about the first black president.

3. HAWKISH NETANYAHU LIKELY TO BE RE-ELECTED

Israelis, who head to the polls Tuesday, no longer seem to believe that peace with the Palestinians is possible.

4. OBESITY RATES AMONG CHINA'S YOUNG CLIMBING

The government is urging schools to beef up physical education after two college students died during mandatory running exams.

5. PHILIPPINES TAKING SOUTH CHINA SEA FIGHT TO TRIBUNAL

Philippines formally notified the Asian superpower that Manila is seeking international arbitration to declare Beijing's moves in the potentially oil-rich waters "illegal and invalid."

6. WHY A CHURCH LEADER IS APOLOGIZING

Court records show former Cardinal Roger Mahony maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests in the Los Angeles archdiocese.

7. ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS FAMILY, NM TEEN TALKS

Nehemiah Griego, 15, tells authorities he had been having homicidal and suicidal thoughts.

8. INDONESIA SENTENCES BRITON TO DEATH

An Indonesian court sentenced a British grandmother to death for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million in her suitcase onto the resort island of Bali.

9. HIGH SCHOOL GRAD RATE HIGHEST SINCE 1976

Education Department says the rise of students completing their education is a reflection of the struggling economy and a greater competition for new jobs.

10. REMEMBERING 'JOE PA'

A year after his death, State College residents will hold a vigil Tuesday evening for the longtime Penn State coach whose reputation was tarnished by scandal.

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