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May 1, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. FRIENDS OF BOSTON SUSPECT ARRESTED

The three are accused of discarding a backpack containing hollowed-out fireworks — allegedly an attempt to keep the younger Tsarnaev out of trouble.

2. US GOVERNMENT: JUDGE WAS ‘ONE-STEP’ OVER THE LINE

The Justice Department says it plans to appeal the ruling that struck down age limits for Plan-B, saying he exceeded his authority.

3. WHY ASSAD HAS REASON FOR OPTIMISM

The rise of al-Qaida-linked extremists among Syria’s rebels is fueling reluctance among other countries to back the opposition.

4. CLOSING GUANTANAMO STILL A TOUGH SELL IN CONGRESS

As a first step, Obama may look instead to move some terror suspects overseas.

5. BOY 5, SHOOTS AND KILLS SISTER, 2

A moment of inattention, then the sound of a shot: In a place where gun use begins early in life, a short life ends.

6. MASS FUNERAL IN BANGLADESH

Dozens of garment workers, their bodies too battered or decomposed to be identified, are laid to rest a week after they and hundreds of others died in a building collapse.

7. A SHOCKING BLOW, WITH LITTLE IMPACT

A study shows the Newtown massacre made scant difference in violence on television, even immediately following the tragedy.

8. HOW JAMESTOWN SETTLERS SURVIVED THE ‘STARVING TIME’

Recently discovered bones of a 14-year-old girl show clear signs that she was eaten — the first solid evidence of cannibalism at the colony.

9. A LONG ROAD HOME

A Pennsylvania woman missing for so long that she was declared legally dead surfaces in Florida, after living as a drifter.

10. WHAT TV VIEWERS IN TURKMENISTAN WON’T BE SEEING

An embarrassing video of the authoritarian president tumbling off a horse is censored.

 

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