National News

May 21, 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. A RACE TO FIND SURVIVORS

Rescuers search every damaged home at least once and continue efforts at a devastated elementary school in Oklahoma in the wake of a tornado that measured at the top of the scale.

2. SENATE COMMITTEE PASSES IMMIGRATION BILL

The wide-ranging legislation gives a chance at citizenship to millions living in the U.S. illegally.

3. JODI ARIAS REVERSES COURSE

She begs a jury to let her live, after earlier saying that she preferred the death penalty.

4. AUDITING THE IRS

A key IRS official pledges to invoke the Fifth Amendment when she’s called to testify Wednesday before Congress.

5. BREAKTHROUGH IN BENGHAZI PROBE

The U.S. says it has ID’d five suspects in the deadly attack in Libya, though it doesn’t yet have enough evidence to try them.

6. WHY TEENS ARE MIGRATING TO TWITTER

They complain that there are too many adults on Facebook.

7. APPLE QUESTIONED ABOUT UNTAXED PROFITS

Apple may pay more taxes than any corporation — but it also has more cash overseas than any other in the U.S.

8. WHAT THE NEW XBOX CAN DO

The console seamlessly switches back and forth between watching live TV, listening to music, watching a movie and browsing the Internet.

9. VATICAN TRIES TO EXORCIZE RUMOR

A viral video prompts speculation that Pope Francis performed an exorcism on a man from Mexico. But the Vatican says he simply intended to pray for someone who was suffering.

10. WHERE THE 50TH SUPER BOWL WILL BE PLAYED

The 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., will host the milestone NFL contest in 2016.

 

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