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January 10, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

Some steps could be taken through executive action — without the approval of Congress.

Rebels and the Syrian government exchange captives, but tens of thousands of detainees are still languishing in the Assad regime’s prisons.

American businesses and individuals devote six billion hours a year to filing their taxes, a watchdog group calculates.

Jack Lew’s signature — which would appear on all U.S. dollar bills — amounts to little more than seven loopy scribbles.

By cutting the price of the iPhone, the tech giant could claim a larger market share in poorer countries and undercut its main rival, Google’s Android.

With Jews living next to Palestinians, “we have to understand their language,” says an official in the Isamic militant group’s government.

First a commuter ferry crashes into a pier. Then a crane collapses at a construction site.

If you’re not happy about the store your gift card is from, you have options.

A new Israeli law sets weight minimums for fashion models, with the aim of discouraging anorexia and bulimia.

For only the second time in four decades, no player is selected for baseball’s Hall of Fame.