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January 3, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. OVER THE CLIFF AND BACK TO CONGRESS

After a contentious vote on the "fiscal cliff," the 113th Congress is sworn in, following one of the least productive terms in decades.

2. ANYTHING BUT A NORMAL SCHOOL DAY

Survivors of the Newtown rampage in Connecticut go back to school for the first time in a nearby town.

3. WHERE THE GOOGLE CEO WON'T BE ABLE TO TAKE HIS SMARTPHONE

The AP's Jean H. Lee reports Eric Schmidt is traveling on a humanitarian mission to North Korea.

4. CLINTON LEAVES HOSPITAL

She spent three days in New York receiving blood thinners to dissolve a blood clot in her head.

5. BOEHNER BACKTRACKS ON BILL FOR SANDY VICTIMS

Facing outraged lawmakers, the House speaker scheduled two votes this month for roughly $60 billion in aid.

6. CHARGES FILED IN INDIA OVER GANG RAPE ON BUS

Police say they will seek the death penalty for five men charged with rape and murder.

7. FORECASTING FLU SEASON

Scientists are using weather data in their attempts to predict disease outbreaks.

8. WHY A SPERM DONOR WAS TOLD TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT

Kansas officials say the agreement the donor signed with a lesbian couple wasn't legal because a doctor wasn't used.

9. WHAT THE MILITARY IS PUNISHING KOREAN POP STAR FOR

Defense officials say Rain met with Korean actress Kim Tae-hee while he was serving mandatory military duty.

10. CARDINALS 'SHOCK THE WORLD' IN SUGAR BOWL

No. 22 Louisville made good on safety Calvin Pryor's promise and upset No. 4 Florida 33-23.

 

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