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10 things to know for Friday

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Associated Press
September 6, 2013

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

1. LAST-DITCH EFFORT BY OBAMA 

He’s using his final day in Europe to continue pushing for foreign support for a U.S. military strike in retaliation for the gas attack in Syria. Click here for story

2. EMPLOYERS ADD JOBS, RATE FALLS 

The unemployment rate drops to 7.3 percent, its lowest level in five years, but fell because more Americans stopped looking for work.  Click here for story

3. U.S. ORDERS DIPLOMATS OUT OF LEBANON 

The move by the State Department comes as Obama and Congress debate military strikes on neighboring Syria. Click here for story

4. HOW CHEMISTS TEST FOR SARIN 

If the poisonous gas is present in a sample of material, three numbers — 99-125-81 — will appear on the tester’s computer screen. The numbers are sarin’s fingerprint. Click here for story

5. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’S WIFE SAYS HE IS “SELFISH”

Shellie Zimmerman says stood by him but once he was acquitted of murder charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, he changed. Click here for story

6. WHERE A SECT IS BESEIGED 

After a takeover by Islamists, the Christian population of the town of Dalga in southern Egypt is living in terror. Click here for story

7.  DECLINE IN U.S. BIRTHS SLOWS 

The economy no longer seems to be deterring couples from having children, some experts say. Click here for story

8. MORE CHILDREN IN U.S. TRYING E-CIGARETTES 

Health officials worry that experimentation with the electronic variety will lead kids to regular smoking. Click here for story

9. TEEN KILLED BY REMOTE CONTROL HELICOPTER 

New York City police say the 19-year-old operating the chopper was struck in the head and died at the scene. Click here for story

10. WHO’S OFF TO A FLYING START 

Peyton Manning ties an NFL record with seven touchdown passes as the Broncos open the season by drubbing Baltimore 49-27. Click here for story



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