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February 25, 2013

10 Things to Know for Monday

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

  • 1. ‘ARGO,’ ‘LIFE OF PI’ BIG OSCAR WINNERS

Ben Affleck’s CIA thriller won best picture, while “Life of Pi” won four trophies, including best director for Ang Lee.  

  • 2. STATE-BY-STATE FALLOUT FROM BUDGET CUTS

The White House detailed the impact from $85 billion in cuts set to take effect at week’s end.

  • 3. A DATE FOR END OF CASTRO ERA

Raul Castro says he will step down as Cuba’s president in 2018.

  • 4. ASSIGNING BLAME FOR GULF OIL SPILL

A trial begins today to determine how much in damages oil giant BP and other companies should pay for the 2010 disaster.

  • 5. A VOTE ON THE ECONOMY IN ITALY

Italians are deciding whether to renew support for Premier Mario Monti and his austerity agenda.

  • 6.  WHAT POPE BENEDICT SAID IN HIS FINAL SUNDAY BLESSING

The pontiff said God had called him to dedicate himself “even more to prayer and meditation,” which he will do in a monastery.

  • 7. ANOTHER STORM HEADED TO CENTRAL US

Blizzard warnings were in effect in Kansas after up to a foot and a half of snow fell there last week.

  • 8. SETH MACFARLANE PRAISED AS IRREVERENT OSCAR HOST

“Macfarlane’s strategic misbehavior furnished welcome relief,” AP Television Writer Frazier Moore says.

  • 9. TRIPS AND FALLS AT THE OSCARS

Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence stumbled on her way to the podium, and injured presenter Kristen Lawrence hobbled onstage.

  • 10. POUR ON THE OLIVE OIL

A five-year study finds people who ate Mediterranean-style diets had a 30 percent lower risk of cardiovascular problems.

 

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