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April 25, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. WHAT THE BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT ADMITTED BEFORE HIS ARREST

The younger Tsarnaev acknowledged his role in the attacks, but before his Miranda rights were read, two officials tell the AP.

2. WORRIES OF BANGLADESH WORKERS WENT UNHEEDED

Workers say they were assured the building was safe the day it collapsed — even though cracks in the walls were so large they attracted the local media.

3. FAMED MINARET A CASUALTY OF SYRIA’S CIVIL WAR

An expert likens the destruction of the 11th-century structure to “blowing up the Taj Mahal or destroying the Acropolis in Athens.”

4. FOR IRAQ, 2013 LOOKS LIKE 2008

With sectarian fighting on the rise and more than 100 deaths in just the past two days, Iraq faces a pivotal moment.

5. THE ROLE OF COMPUTERS IN WALL STREET SWOONS

Some experts say the market on Tuesday was completely on autopilot — at least for a few crucial seconds.

6. WHO’S BOOKING FLIGHTS TO DALLAS

Obama and all the living former U.S. presidents will attend Thursday’s dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library.

7. CALIFORNIA SCREAMING

Nowhere in the U.S. is traffic as bad as in Los Angeles.

8. AFTER CENTURY-LONG PAUSE, BELL’S VOICE HEARD

Alexander Graham Bell is identified on recordings from 1885 that were packed away at the Smithsonian and deemed obsolete — until new technology brought them to life.

9. WHY ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ IS A GOOD SONG FOR ITUNES

The online store that changed how we consume music celebrates its 10th birthday Sunday.

10. NFL DRAFT COULD FEATURE A RARE PICK

Only twice since the AFL-NFL merger has an offensive tackle been drafted first overall. On Thursday, the Kansas City Chiefs could make it three.

 

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