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February 20, 2013

10 Things to Know for Wednesday


Associated Press

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

The suggestion that the Olympian double-amputee could have used performance-enhancing drugs came at his bail hearing for the killing of his girlfriend.

Obama’s get-tough tactics on China could include fines, penalties and other trade restrictions.

The group believed to have orchestrated a U.S. hacking operation from Shanghai recruits from universities and favors English-language skills.

Cadaver dogs are searching through the rubble of a restaurant for bodies. More than a dozen people were injured.

Marine Gen. John Allen, who cited his wife’s health, had appeared a shoo-in to be the next commander of allied forces in Europe.

Unions planned a 24-hour walkout against austerity measures, while unemployment soars to nearly 30 percent in the financially troubled country.

Stanford University set a new fundraising record, ranking first in an annual survey for the eighth straight year.

The shooter was an unemployed, 20-year-old part-time student who lived with his parents.

Prime Minister David Cameron blasted Hilary Mantel for a speech calling the wife of Prince William “a jointed doll on which certain rags were hung.”

The suburban Philadelphia students sit on brightly colored yoga balls, which teachers say let children naturally fidget without disrupting class.