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April 18, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. INVESTIGATORS SEEK A SUSPECT

Department-store surveillance video captured a man dropping off a bag at the site of the Boston Marathon bombings.

2. HOW THE BATTLEFIELD IS HELPING BOMB VICTIMS

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have led to medical advances that are now being used to treat amputees in Boston.

3. MAN IN MISSISSIPPI ARRESTED IN RICIN CASE

He’s accused of mailing letters with suspected poison to Obama and other leaders.

4. GUN CONTROL DIES IN THE SENATE

The Republican-led body rejects tighter background checks and other measures despite pleas from families of Newtown victims.

5. WOMAN IMPLICATES HUSBAND IN TEXAS SLAYINGS

She alleges that the ex-judge fatally shot the local DA and two others he apparently blamed for the loss of his job.

6. WHAT PEOPLE AREN’T BUYING IN EUROPE

Car sales have declined for 18 months in a row amid worries about the economy and soaring unemployment.

7. DEMOCRAT VOICES WARNING ON HEALTH CARE

The head of the Senate Finance Committee says he fears the rollout of Obama’s overhaul will be a “train wreck.”

8. ASSAD GIVES RARE TV INTERVIEW

He accuses the West of backing al-Qaida in Syria’s civil war — but offers no evidence.

9. WHO’S FLEEING PUERTO RICO

Many doctors and nurses in search of better pay are moving to the U.S. mainland.

10. FROM A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

Disney says it plans to release a “Star Wars” film each summer starting in 2015.

 

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