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October 29, 2013

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

1. FRESH COMPLAINTS ABOUT ‘OBAMACARE’

Anger over a wave of policy cancellations could create another PR debacle for the president’s health care law.

2. HOW THE US IS JUSTIFYING NSA SURVEILLANCE

Spying on allies is necessary and routine, America’s intelligence chief says — and they do it, too.

3. POLIO ADDS MISERY TO SYRIA’S GRIM REALITY

An outbreak of the virus has the U.N. and others rushing to vaccinate the nation’s children.

4. WHO SHOWED UP DAYS EARLY TO START SENTENCE

Jesse Jackson Jr., convicted of misspending campaign money, wanted to begin “paying his debt” at the federal prison in North Carolina, his lawyer says.

5. NY REGION MARKS SANDY ANNIVERSARY

Mourning mixes with repairs a year after the superstorm.

6. WHEN HALLOWEEN COSTUMES CROSS THE LINE

This season, steer clear of blackface and Trayvon Martin themes, culture experts advise.

7. SLUGGISH ECONOMY NO BRAKE ON THE DOW

The index rises 111 points to close at 15,680 — another record high.

8.  WHERE RUSSIA IS BREAKING ITS ‘ZERO WASTE’ OLYMPIC PLEDGE

Moscow’s promise to hold the cleanest games ever is being buried in an illegal landfill outside Sochi.

9. CARDS HANDING THE BALL TO ROOKIE PITCHER

St. Louis, facing a must-win Game 6, is hoping for one more October gem from Michael Wacha.

10. HEAT FETED AS THE NBA RETURNS

A championship ring ceremony in Miami is among the highlights of the league’s opening night.

 

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