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May 7, 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. BENIGN PORTRAIT EMERGES OF CLEVELAND SUSPECT

The man who owned the home where three missing women were found alive played bass guitar in salsa and merengue bands and gave children rides on his motorcycle.

2. THE BULL THAT ROARED

The Dow closed above 15,000 for the first time, and has climbed almost 15 percent since Jan. 1.

3. WHAT SYRIA’S TEPID RESPONSE TO ISRAEL MEANS

Tied down by civil war, Syria has limited options in response to Israeli airstrikes, which are raising fears of an all-out war.

4. SANFORD SEEKS REDEMPTION, FINDS A WIN

He’ll return to Congress representing South Carolina four years after scandal sidelined his term as governor.

5. TOLL IN MEXICO TANKER BLAST MAY RISE

A pre-dawn explosion exposes recurrent public safety issues: heavy trucks that often have serious accidents, and improvised homes just feet away from highways.

6. FRESH FUEL FOR GUN CONTROL DEBATE

Gun-related homicides in the U.S. have dropped nearly 40 percent in the past two decades, the government reports.

7. A RACE TO RECOVER 6 MILLION NAMES

Israel’s Yad Vashem museum is canvassing elderly survivors, hoping to document the names of everyone who died in the Holocaust.

8. CHRIS CHRISTIE AIMS TO GET IN FIGHTING SHAPE

The potential Republican presidential candidate reveals that he’s undergone weight-loss surgery.

9. DISTRACTED DRIVING A DEADLIER PROBLEM THAN THOUGHT

Crash deaths in cases where drivers were on the phone are seriously underreported, according to the National Safety Council.

10. WHY HIP-HOP MAY NEED A CHECKUP

It’s no longer gun violence that’s killing hip-hop stars. In recent years a series of notable rappers has died of drug- and health-related causes.

 

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