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Associated Press
September 23, 2013

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

1. KENYA STRIKES AT AL-QAIDA-LINKED FIGHTERS

The military launches an operation to free hostages and capture or kill armed militants after a bloodbath at an upscale Nairobi mall. But hours later, the standoff continues. Click here for story

2. GOP’S CONCLUSION FROM MASSACRE 

Republican lawmakers say the attack shows al-Qaida is growing in size and strength, belying the Obama administration’s claims that it has grown weaker. Click here for story

3. FAMILIAR PROBLEMS AWAIT OBAMA AT UN 

The president, attending the annual General Assembly meetings, will be confronted by three longstanding issues — Iran, Syria and the elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Click here for story

4. US STRUGGLES TO FULFILL AID PLEDGE 

Making good on its promise of nearly $1.3 billion in assistance to millions of desperate Syrians in the chaotic war zone is proving difficult. Click here for story

5. ‘BREAKING BAD’ HONORED AS TV’S BEST DRAMA 

It’s the first Emmy for the brutal saga and comes one week before AMC is due to air the series finale. Click here for story

6. WHY YOU NEEDN’T FRET IF YOU MISSED THE EMMYS 

The AP’s Frazier Moore says the show was just so-so and Neil Patrick Harris fell short as the host. Click here for story

7. FAREWELL TO THE VW BUS 

Volkswagen says production will end Dec. 31 in Brazil, the last place in the world where the iconic vehicle is still being made. Click here for story

8. HOW RIHANNA TIPPED OFF THE COPS 

A photo she tweeted showing her cuddling an endangered primate leads to the arrest of two people in Thailand for allegedly peddling protected species. Click here for story

9. NEW CHORE FOR PLUMBERS 

Increasingly popular bathroom wipes — thick, premoistened towelettes — aren’t as flushable as the ads say. Click here for story

10. WHO’S STILL WINLESS IN THE NFL 

Three weeks into the season, six teams still haven’t won a game — including the Pittsburgh Steelers. Click here for story



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