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10 things to know: Some national parks may reopen

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Associated Press
October 11, 2013

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

1. CHEMICAL WEAPONS WATCHDOG WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 

The OPCW, the group overseeing the destruction of Syria’s arsenal, receives the coveted award. Click here for story

2. WHY SOME NATIONAL PARKS MAY REOPEN 

Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration says it would allow parks to reopen during the shutdown — as long as states use their own money. Click here for story

3. AID FREEZE FUELS ANTI-US SENTIMENT IN EGYPT 

Still, the nation’s military-backed government is unlikely to pull back from doing things the U.S. favors — such as holding parliamentary and presidential elections in 2014. Click here for story

4. FARMER SAYS CRUDE WAS BUBBLING 6 INCHES HIGH 

The North Dakota man who found a 20,600-barrel oil spill in his field smelled it for days before his tires and combines were coated in it. Click here for story

5. SECOND US ASTRONAUT TO ORBIT EARTH DIES AT 88 

Beyond exploring the heights of space, Scott Carpenter also adventured to the deepest depths of the ocean. Click here for story

6. VAN GOGH WORKS ON DISPLAY IN DC 

The exhibit featuring the artist’s various versions of some of his well-known paintings is a bright spot for museum visitors during the government shutdown. Click here for story

7. WHO STARTED THE RECYCLING PHENOMENON 

There is mounting evidence that our prehistoric ancestors learned to reuse everyday objects. Click here for story

8. CLEVELAND KIDNAPPER’S DEATH MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUICIDE 

Authorities say Ariel Castro may have died in his prison cell attempting to choke himself for a sexual thrill, and that guards falsified logs. Click here for story

9. ABANDONED PRISON COMES TO LIFE AT HALLOWEEN 

“Terror Behind the Walls” at the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia bills itself as the nation’s largest haunted house outside an amusement park. Click here for story

10. VERLANDER PITCHES TIGERS BACK TO AL CHAMPIONSHIP 

Detroit will face Boston after blanking Oakland 3-0 in Game 5 of the division series. Click here for story



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