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10 things to know for Wednesday

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staff, Gazette
January 30, 2013

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

1. NRA, GIFFORDS HUSBAND TO DEBATE GUNS

A Senate committee is holding Congress' first hearing on gun control since the Newtown shootings. Click here for story

2. DREAMLINER BATTERIES HAD TROUBLE BEFORE

The NTSB asked Boeing Co. for a history of the lithium-ion batteries after a Japan airline said it replaced them multiple times. Click here for story

3. WHAT CAUSED THE BRAZIL NIGHTCLUB FIRE

Flammable foam on the ceiling, just one exit and no sprinkler systems helped fuel the blaze that killed over 230 people. Click here for story

4. JUDGE OKS RECORD $4B PENALTY FOR GULF SPILL

Oil giant BP PLC pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges for the deaths of 11 rig workers. Click here for story

5. ANOTHER KOREAN ROCKET LAUNCH

South Korea said it successfully put a satellite in space weeks after archrival North Korea surprised the world with its own launch. Click here for story

6. 'SYRIA IS BEING DESTROYED BIT BY BIT'

International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi called for international help with a compromise as the U.N. chief asked for up to $1.5 billion in refugee aid. Click here for story

7. KERRY BREEZES TO CONFIRMATION AS SEC'Y OF STATE

Even Republicans praise him as Clinton's ideal successor. Click here for story

8. WHY NEW ORLEANS POLICE ARE NERVOUS

The city has to be secure for 150,000 Super Bowl visitors and the thousands of revelers flooding in to celebrate Mardi Gras. Click here for story

9. WHAT'S NEW ABOUT THE NEW BLACKBERRY

The Blackberry 10 debuting today is faster and lets users keep their work and personal identities separate on the same phone. Click here for story

10. A-ROD SNARED IN DOPING SCANDAL

A Miami newspaper says records show the three-time AL MVP used a now-defunct clinic to buy performance-enhancing drugs. Click here for story



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