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September 5, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. U.S. CONSIDERS USING MILITARY TO TRAIN SYRIAN REBELS

The proposal would take time to put in place and likely would not begin until after possible strikes.

2. OBAMA RUNS INTO OPPOSITION FOR A STRIKE IN SYRIA

Russia, China and the European Union condemn the chemical weapons attack in Assad’s country but say it’s too soon for military action.

3. WHAT POPE FRANCIS WROTE ABOUT SYRIA

Francis ratcheted up his call for peace and urged the G-20 “to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution.”

4. THE HEALTH CARE LAW “TRADE OFF”

Low-cost ‘bronze’ plans would enable consumers to pay very low premiums up front, but they face higher costs if they get sick.

5. OHIO MAN’S VIDEO CONFESSION

The 22-year-old says he takes responsibility for the death of another man in a wrong-way car crash after a night of heavy drinking.

6. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’S WIFE FILES FOR DIVORCE

Shellie Zimmerman said the couple lived “like gypsies” after her husband was released from jail, spending nights in a 20-foot trailer in the woods.

7. WHY GUT BACTERIA COULD BE A HIDDEN ALLY

Different kinds of germs that live inside the gut can help spur obesity or protect against it, scientists say.

8. TEEN KILLED BY REMOTE CONTROL HELICOPTER

NYC police say the 19-year-old operating the chopper was struck in the head and died at the scene.

9. DOGS OF WAR

National Guard soldiers from New York who befriended a stray while on patrol in Afghanistan reunite with the mixed breed and her seven puppies.

10. MURRAY MAKES UNEXPECTED EXIT AT U.S. OPEN

Ninth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka reached his first Grand Slam semifinal with an upset 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 win over the defending champion.

 

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