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April 29, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. WHAT’S NEXT FOR BANGLADESH FACTORY WORKERS

Some survivors of the collapse pledge to never work in the garment industry again, but many will return. The choices are just too few.

2. SYRIA’S PRIME MINISTER NARROWLY SURVIVES ASSASINATION ATTEMPT

The bombing killed several other people and highlights an accelerating campaign targeting government officials.

3. WHERE TO GET A CAFFEINE JOLT

Food manufacturers have added caffeine to gum, candy, nuts and other snack foods in recent years, and now the FDA is investigating.

4. HOW THE SOCIAL SECURITY TAX INCREASE AFFECTED THE ECONOMY                

Very little. The government says consumer spending is up in the January-March quarter.

5. AMPUTEE SETS GRUELING MILESTONE

Sgt. 1st Class Greg Robinson, who lost part of his right leg in Afghanistan, has completed Army air assault school.

6. REPORT DOUBLES SOMALI FAMINE DEATHS

Some 260,000 have died, with half of them 5 years old and under, says a Western official briefed on the report, which is due out this week.

7. NEXT WEAPONS IN ‘SUPERBUG’ BATTLE

Hospitals turn to robots that emit UV light or hydrogen peroxide vapors, as well as other high-tech approaches to fight infections.

8. HITTING NEW HIGHS

Technology companies lead Standard & Poor’s 500 index to an all-time closing high of 1,593.61.

9. COMPETING PORTRAITS OF JACKSON EMERGE

Lawyers for the pop star’s mother call him a loving son and father, while an attorney for concert giant AEG Live said “no one, nobody, knew his deepest darkest secrets.”

10.  NBA’S JASON COLLINS MAKES HISTORY

“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.”

 

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