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March 28, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. MARRIAGE: NEVER WITHOUT ARGUMENTS

The Supreme Court signals it could boost same-sex marriage by invalidating part of a federal law that limits benefits to gay spouses.

2. ONLINE, A SIGN OF THE TIMES

Millions of social media users — and celebs from Beyonce to George Takei — are sharing a simple red logo in support of gay marriage.

3. HOW CYPRIOTS WILL BE KEPT IN CHECK

When the nation’s banks re-open Thursday, account holders will be allowed to withdraw only about $380 each day.

4. THE MIND OF A KILLER

In newly released documents, Loughner’s father describes the 24-year-old as “lost” and delusional before the shooting rampage in Arizona that wounded ex-Rep. Giffords.

5. REBELS BEING ARMED ON THE SLY

Aided by the U.S., Mideast powers unfriendly to Assad have dramatically — and covertly — increased weapons shipments to the Syrian opposition.

6. WHICH REPUBLICANS ARE BUILDING BUZZ

It’s still early, but Rand Paul and Marco Rubio look like the front-runners as the GOP heads toward the 2016 presidential race.

7. ONE OF THESE POPES IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS

Francis’ belief that a pope’s job is to serve the lowliest will be demonstrated on Holy Thursday when he washes the feet of young inmates.

8. WHY YOUR INTERNET MAY SEEM SLUGGISH

A massive cyberattack targeting an anti-spam group is rippling across the Web.

9. NBC TO LAUER: YOUR SEAT IS SAFE

An exec responds to reports that the network has approached CNN’s Anderson Cooper about taking over at “Today.”

10. MORE MADNESS

Top-seeded Indiana takes on No. 4 Syracuse, a rematch of the 1987 national title game, as the NCAA tourney ramps up again Thursday.

 

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