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10 things to know for Thursday

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Associated Press
August 22, 2013

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

1. NSA REVEALS DATA-MINING MISTAKES 

The agency says it mended its ways after scooping up tens of thousands of emails and other communications with no connection to terrorism. Click here for story

2. CAMPAIGN TO FREE MANNING TAKES A NEW TURN 

Lawyers will ask President Obama to pardon the convicted leaker who was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Click here for story

3. U.S., U.K. AND FRANCE SEEK PROBE OF REPORTED SYRIAN CHEMICAL ATTACK 

The three nations want a team of U.N. experts already in Syria to be granted access to investigate the site. Click here for story

4. FOR MUBARAK, LIMITED FREEDOM 

The deposed autocrat will be freed from jail - but put under house arrest, Egypt’s military government decrees. Click here for story

5. DISGRACED CHINESE POLITICAN DENIES ACCEPTING BRIBES 

Bo Xilai recants an earlier confession on the first day of Beijing’s biggest political trial in decades. Click here for story

6. HOW DOCTORS ARE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND “SUPER AGERS”

A study is looking at why these elite seniors have brains and memories that seem far younger. Click here for story

7. GERMAN WOMAN WHO LOST ARM IN MAUI SHARK ATTACK DIES 

The twenty-year-old tourist is Hawaii’s first shark attack fatality in nine years. Click here for story

8. STEALTHY APP STALKS STRAYING BRAZILIAN BOYFRIENDS 

The smartphone application, which was pulled off Google Play, caused a stir as critics argued it violated privacy laws. Click here for story

9. EUROPEAN SCIENTISTS DEVELOP CHEAPER IVF TECHNIQUE 

The simplified procedure, which is done for a few hundred dollars, could help infertile couples in the developing world. Click here for story

10. WHY A PA. TOWN IS GOING BANANAS OVER THE SPLIT 

Historical recognition for the birthplace of the banana split will be celebrated with three days of sweet fun. Click here for story



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