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December 6, 2012

10 Things to Know for Today


Associated Press

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

The street fighting between supporters and opponents of Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi were the first clashes between rivals since last year’s uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

The Obama administration could delay some of the tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect at the end of the year.

People want to raise taxes on the rich — but show little appetite for cuts to Social Security and Medicare, an AP poll shows.

Yuri Kageyama reports that experts who help set national radiation exposure limits had trips around the world to conferences paid for by nuclear plant operators.

Washington State’s law legalizing marijuana took effect, and some celebrated by violating the law, lighting up in public under Seattle’s Space Needle.

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp.

Experts say a weakened U.S. economy and a graying Hispanic population caused the first dip in a decade.

Straphangers say they would have helped save a man pushed off a platform to his death if they had been there.

Transgender models are becoming more popular on runways in Brazil and Paris.

Six different artists each snagged six nominations, including fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons and Kanye West.