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March 12, 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. WATCHING FOR WHITE SMOKE

Behind closed doors, cardinals will try again Wednesday to figure out who among them has the stuff to be pope.

2. THE CLOTHES WAIT FOR THE MAN

Three sizes of white cassocks hang in the Room of Tears off the Sistine Chapel, waiting to cloak the new pontiff.

3. DREAMLINER’S DESTINATION: REDESIGN

Boeing’s plan to redesign the 787’s fire-prone lithium-ion batteries wins approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.

4. COLORADO SHOOTING MOVES CLOSER TO TRIAL

A judge enters a not guilty plea for James Holmes; prosecutors to reveal April 1 whether they will seek the death penalty.

5. MARS’ DESERT WAS ONCE TROPICAL

The rover Curiosity’s latest moves find evidence of water we might be able to drink if we were there — several billion years ago.

6. GUESS WHO’S NOT COMING TO DINNER

Police Officer Gilberto Valle is convicted of conspiracy in a macabre case that opened a window on a shocking Internet world of cannibalism fetishists.

7. PATIENTS MAY LOSE THEIR PATIENCE

The daunting application for benefits under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul may leave you asking, “What is this, 20 questions?”  Answer: At least.

8. A NEW SEASON FOR DYNASTY

George P. Bush seeks a little-known but powerful post to continue his family’s political legacy: Texas land commissioner.

9. DUTY-FREE MAY BECOME LIQUOR-FREE

Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry considers banning the sale of alcohol in airport stores amid complaints that it goes against Islamic principles.

10. ‘HOW DOES IT FEEL?’

Officials at the American Academy of Arts and Letters couldn’t decide whether he belonged for his words or for his music, so they settled on making Bob Dylan an honorary member.

 

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