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August 20, 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. FOR MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, A STUNNING FALL

The arrest of the group’s top leader amid the Egyptian government’s crackdown is just the latest blow to the Islamist movement.

2. AFGHAN VILLAGER CURSES HIS ATTACKER

A farmer who was shot takes the stand at the sentencing hearing of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for last year’s massacre of 16 civilians.

3. TEEN SURRENDERS AFTER GUNFIRE AT GA. SCHOOL

A 19-year-old armed with an assault rifle enters an elementary school and trades shots with officers. Eight-hundred students escape unharmed.

4. THREE OKLA. TEENS CHARGED IN KILLING OF AUSSIE ATHLETE

In the wake of the random slaying, former deputy PM urges Australians to boycott the U.S. as a way to force Congress to act on gun control.

5. WHO’S LOOKING LIKE A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

Sen. Ted Cruz’s decision to renounce his dual Canadian citizenship is a sign that he’s eyeing a run in 2016.

6. STATE DEPT. OFFICIALS AVOID DISCIPLINE FOR BENGHAZI

The four are cleared of security failures in the attack on the U.S. consulate, but will be reassigned to new jobs.

7. WHY YOU MIGHT BE SCRATCHING AN ITCH

Mosquitoes have been more numerous than normal this summer in the U.S. Experts cite a combination of drought, heavy rain and heat.

8. WALL STREET TAKES TURN FOR THE WORST

August is on track to be the poorest month for the stock market since May 2012. Uncertainty over the Fed’s bond buying is a key reason.

9. HOW ELMORE LEONARD MADE HIS MARK

The author, who died Tuesday, helped do for crime writing what Stephen King did for horror. He made it hip, and he made it respectable.

10. PITCHER PENALIZED FOR BEANING A-ROD

MLB hands Boston’s Ryan Dempster a five-game suspension and a $2,500 fine.

 

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