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January 15, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

  • 1. ARMSTRONG FINALLY COMES CLEAN

The disgraced celebrity cyclist confesses to doping during his extraordinary career that included seven Tour de France titles.

  • 2. OBAMA: ‘EXAMINE YOUR CONSCIENCE’ ON GUNS

The president concedes a tough fight ahead on his proposals to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

  • 3. NY POISED TO PASS FIRST GUN BILL AFTER NEWTOWN MASSACRE

The bill would toughen the state’s assault weapons ban and would allow therapists to report patients who make threats to use guns.

  • 4. FRANCE PREPARES FOR POSSIBLE LAND ASSAULT

A convoy of armed trucks moved into Mali from the Ivory Coast after an all-night bombing campaign on an Islamist-controlled town.

  • 5. CONGRESS SQUARES OFF OVER SANDY AID

Tuesday’s vote over $50.7 billion in funding has critics who want to trim spending for projects unrelated to the superstorm.

  • 6. COCA-COLA TAKES ON OBESITY

The world’s No. 1 beverage company will air a two-minute ad suggesting weight gain is more about how much you eat than what you eat.

  • 7. THE MYSTERY OF NATALIE WOOD’S DEATH

An amended autopsy report says bruises on the actress may have been inflicted before she drowned in California more than 30 years ago.

  • 8. CLARENCE THOMAS’ FIRST WORDS IN SEVEN YEARS

The Supreme Court justice, who hasn’t asked a question in court since February 2006, made a joke about Ivy League lawyers.

  • 9. WHAT’S BEHIND VENEZUELA’S FOOD SHORTAGE

Residents blame price and currency controls; authorities say business owners are hoarding staples like chicken, oil, sugar and coffee.

  • 10. WHERE’S JIMMY HOFFA?

A reputed Mafia captain says the Teamsters boss missing since the 1970s is buried in suburban Detroit.

 

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    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would require National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration funding to focus on improving forecasts of "high impact weather events" like tornadoes and hurricanes "for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy."

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