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September 18, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. AGITATED AND ERRATIC PICTURE EMERGES OF NAVY YARD GUNMAN

A month before the rampage, Aaron Alexis complained to Rhode Island police that people were talking to him through walls and ceilings.

2. HOW THE MASS SHOOTER APPARENTLY SLIPPED PAST GUN LAWS

He managed to buy a shotgun in Virginia with out-of-state identification, even though that would have prevented him from buying a handgun.

3. RUSSIA OPPOSES FORCE IN RESOLUTION ON SYRIA

But the Russian foreign minister suggested that could change if Damascus reneges on the deal to give up its chemical weapons stockpile.

4. REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION TO HEALTH CARE LAW SPREADS

Some GOP lawmakers raise the possibility of tying an increase in the Treasury’s ability to borrow more money to a measure delaying or defunding the health care law.

5. WHAT AUTHORITIES BELIEVE STARTED THE NJ BOARDWALK FIRE

The massive accidental blaze is blamed on aged wiring that was compromised by saltwater and sand during Superstorm Sandy.

6. DEATH TOLL RISES IN MEXICO

An unusual one-two punch of tropical weather hitting Mexico leaves 47 dead; authorities scramble to get stranded tourists out of Acapulco.

7. MASS. MAN GETS NEARLY 27 YEARS IN CHILD PORN CASE

An assistant U.S. attorney says chats recovered from the man’s computer show he solicited people for help for a kidnapping with the intent of raping, killing and eating a child.

8. INTERNET ODDITY TO MURDER SUSPECT

A young woman who became famous for online videos of her uncontrollable hiccup fits goes on trial in a Florida murder case.

9. TURN THAT FROWN UPSIDE DOWN

Internet phenom Grumpy Cat, whose ubiquitous scowl elicits smiles worldwide (her Facebook page has more than 1.3 million likes) is now “spokescat” for Nestle Purina PetCare.

10. AMC KEEPS “MAD MEN” AROUND FOR EXTRA YEAR

The network says seven episodes will air next spring and another seven in 2015.

 

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