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January 28, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. BOY SCOUTS POISED FOR A BIG CHANGE

Under a new policy, sponsors of individual Scout units would be able to decide for themselves whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders.

2. A SHOW OF BIPARTISANSHIP ON IMMIGRATION

Leading senators of both parties outline legislation aimed at giving some 11 million illegal immigrants a path to U.S. citizenship.

3. WHY SO MANY DIED IN BRAZIL BLAZE

The nightclub had no fire alarm, no sprinklers, no fire escape — and just one exit.

4. THE SLINGS AND ARROWS AIMED AT CHUCK HAGEL

An AP fact-check finds that many of the claims by opponents of Obama’s choice to head the Defense Department are overblown.

5. WHO IS WORRIED ABOUT EGYPT’S MASKED MEN

A mysterious group called the Black Bloc says it is defending protesters, but some fear it could prompt an Islamist backlash.

6. US PROTESTS AS IRAN PUTS A MONKEY INTO SPACE

Any space launch “is directly relevant to the development of long-range ballistic missiles,” the State Department says.

7. HOW AN UNUSUAL DOUBLE-ARM TRANSPLANT IS WORKING OUT

“Ohh yeah today has been one month since my surgery and (my arms) already move a little,” tweets recipient Brendan Marrocco, a wounded Iraq vet.

8. ONE CALAMITY AFTER ANOTHER — AND NOW A DRY SPELL

Caddo County, Okla., which is enduring a crippling drought, has been declared a federal disaster area nine times since 2007.

9. ‘HE NEVER SEEMED TO BE A HELP TO HER’

In “Remembering Whitney,” Cissy Houston writes that she had doubts about Bobby Brown from the start.

10. AT QB, A COUPLE OF SUPER BOWL NOBODIES

But one will leave New Orleans as football’s newest star.

 

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  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday.

    April 23, 2014

  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

    April 23, 2014

  • Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

    For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.

    April 23, 2014

  • Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

    Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia.

    April 23, 2014

  • Indian film awards arrive in Tampa, Fla., but why?

    The so-called Bollywood Oscars have been held in Macau, Singapore, London — and now, Tampa?

    April 23, 2014

  • Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

    A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor’s father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.

    April 23, 2014

  • Republican activists push party on gay marriage

    As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.

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