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February 18, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

  • 1. CHAVEZ RETURNS TO VENEZUELA

The president announced his return on Twitter when he arrived early today after over two months of hospital treatment in Cuba.  

  • 2. TROUBLED COUNTRY SINGER’S SUICIDE

A month after her boyfriend killed himself, 37-year-old Mindy McCready was found dead in her Arkansas home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • 3. OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION BACKUP PLAN

The administration says it will only send its plan to Congress if lawmakers can’t reach a bipartisan solution.

  • 4. CONSTRUCTION WORKERS KIDNAPPED IN NIGERIA

No one has claimed responsibility for abducting the seven, but the region has been under attack by a radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram.  

  • 5. GOP OPPONENTS SAY HAGEL WILL GET A VOTE

Critics called the Defense Secretary nominee a “radical” but said an up-or-down vote should happen this week.

  • 6. PISTORIUS PUTS AWAY HIS BLADES

The double-amputee cancels all races to concentrate on defending himself against murder charges.

  • 7. WHY RUBIO’S WATER BREAK BECAME A BIG DEAL

AP Politics Editor Liz Sidoti says Americans are obsessed with trivial moments in politics, overshadowing important problems like the economy and gun control.

  • 8. WHAT MAKER’S MARK WON’T CHANGE AFTER ALL

The bourbon distiller says public outcry has led it to reverse a decision to cut the alcohol level in its famous whiskey.

  • 9. HOW CHANGING THE CHANNEL CAN MAKE KIDS BEHAVE

Researchers say switching from violent shows to educational TV made a difference for more than 500 families.

  • 10. PATRICK MAKES NASCAR HISTORY

Her victory in the Daytona 500 pole was the first time a woman secured the top spot for any race in NASCAR’s premier circuit.

 

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