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January 21, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today


Associated Press

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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