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January 21, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

  • 1. OBAMA TAKES OATH TO LEAD DEEPLY DIVIDED NATION

The 17th president to win re-election faces a weak economy and a partisan Congress in his second term.

  • 2. DOZENS OF BODIES PULLED FROM SITE OF ALGERIAN STANDOFF

The death toll topped 80 at the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara.

  • 3. MINISTER RECALLS MLK’S WORDS OF NONVIOLENCE AT NEWTOWN

The Rev. James A. Forbes says the civil rights leader’s words “are needed now more than ever” after the deadly school shooting.

  • 4. ‘FAST-TRACK’ TRIAL BEGINS FOR INDIA GANG RAPE SUSPECTS

Five men were due in court less than a month after the assault and killing of a student aboard a moving bus in Delhi.

  • 5. HOW ‘BRAIN PACEMAKERS’ MIGHT SLOW ALZHEIMER’S

Currents from tiny wires inserted into holes drilled in a patient’s skull could offer hope for staving off dementia.

  • 6. INDICTED MEGAUPLOAD FOUNDER LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Half a million users registered for Kim Dotcom’s “Mega” site in 14 hours.

  • 7. SON FACES MURDER CHARGES IN NEW MEXICO FAMILY SLAYING

Police say the 15-year-old killed his Fire Department chaplain father, mother and their three children aged 2 to 9.

  • 8.  WHY SOME CAN’T CALL OUT SICK IN A NASTY FLU SEASON

More than 40 million Americans work for companies that don’t pay for sick leave, as New York City considers a proposal to mandate it.

  • 9. WHY OBAMA CAN THANK HIP-HOP

John Legend, who was honored at the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball along with MC Lyte and Doug E. Fresh, says the genre played its part in electing America’s first black president.

  • 10. COACHING BROTHERS TO FACE OFF IN SUPER BOWL

John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens will play younger brother Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers in New Orleans on Feb. 3.

 

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