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April 9, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. HOW THATCHER WILL BE REMEMBERED

During 11 remarkable years, she imposed her will on a fractious, rundown Britain — leaving behind a leaner government and a more prosperous nation.

2. A BIG WEEK FOR OBAMA

Gun control, immigration and the administration’s long-delayed budget plan are in the spotlight on Capitol Hill.

3. WHICH AIRLINE IS FLYING HIGHEST

Virgin America did the best job for its customers among leading U.S. airlines last year, a report says.

4. KERRY: GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

Traveling in the Mideast, the secretary of state pitches a new and ambitious peace plan to Israel and the Palestinians.

5. TROUBLE AT GUANTANAMO

Lawyers say most of the 166 prisoners there have joined a months-long hunger strike. U.S. officials put the number at 42, with 11 being force-fed.

6. BID TO ARM TEACHERS STALLS

Since the Connecticut massacre, only South Dakota has passed a law allowing school personnel to carry guns.

7. WHERE ASSAD IS DRAWING THE LINE

The regime rejects a U.N. request to investigate alleged chemical weapons attacks by both sides — not just the opposition — in Syria’s civil war.

8. ‘ALARM FATIGUE’ CAN BE DEADLY

Caregivers often stop paying attention to the constant beeps from devices that monitor vital signs, a hospital group warns.

9. ANNETTE FUNICELLO DIES AT 70

“The Mickey Mouse Club” child star gained fame in such fun-in-the-sun ‘60s movies as “Beach Blanket Bingo.”

10. FOR COLLEGE HOOPS, ONE UGLY SEASON

Scoring hasn’t been this low in decades, notes the AP’s Eddie Pells. And foul calls are way down, which can turn games into unwatchable wrestling matches.

 

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