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February 22, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday

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

  • 1.  COURT RULES ON BAIL FOR PISTORIUS

A magistrate grants bail allowing the double-amputee athlete to be freed from custody pending his trial in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

  • 2. DREW PETERSON GETS 38 YEARS IN PRISON

The sentence comes in an Illinois court after the ex-cop angrily denies killing his third wife.

  • 3. SOME TROOPS MAY BE SUFFERING FROM ‘MORAL INJURIES’

Symptoms include deep shame, guilt and rage from having done something, or failed to stop something that violates their moral code.

  • 4. EGYPT’S ISLAMIST PRESIDENT CALLS FOR NEW ELECTIONS

Morsi’s call for 4-stage parliamentary balloting comes against the backdrop of a divided country.

  • 5. WHO’S NOT BENEFITING FROM FLU SHOTS

This year’s vaccine is proving startlingly ineffective in protecting older Americans — the most vulnerable age group.

  • 6. MASSIVE STORM THREATENS MORE STATES

A major snowstorm promises a messy Upper Midwest commute after shuttering Missouri airports and blanketing Kansas.

  • 7. GOVERNMENT SHRINKS AMID GOP DEMAND FOR MORE CUTS

The recent downsizing is most pronounced at the state and local levels on payroll, equipment, buildings and other core functions.

  • 8. DRAMATIC CAR CHASE SHOOTOUT ON THE VEGAS STRIP

Police hunt for a Range Rover that set off the fiery crash that left 3 people killed.

  • 9. SCIENTISTS’ PRESCRIPTION TO BATTLE A SLITHERY ENEMY

Dead mice laced with the active ingredient in Tylenol to be unleashed in Guam’s jungle canopy to fight the brown tree snake.

  • 10. GOODBYE WALLETS? COLLEGE TESTS FINGERPRINT PURCHASING

Users scan their fingers with a device that recognizes their prints and detects hemoglobin in the blood at two South Dakota campus shops.

 

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