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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tuesday - 5/14/2013, 9:08pm  ET

FILE In this May 9, 2013 file photo, Czech President Milos Zeman views the Czech Crown Jewels prior to their ceremonial movement for a rare showing to the public from the Crown Jewels chamber in the St. Vitus Cathedral to the Vladislav Hall at the Prague Castle. The the royal orb is seen in front. Was he or wasn’t he? The video footage shows the new Czech president clearly worse for wear, propping himself up against a wall at a public event, struggling to negotiate a step and being aided by a cardinal. Milos Zeman makes no secret of his drinking. But on this occasion _ a rare and highly-ceremonial public display of the Czech crown jewels last week _ his office insisted he simply had a virus and subsequently needed a day or two of rest. (AP Photo/CTK, Michal Kamaryt) SLOVAKIA OUT

The Associated Press

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

1. OBAMA DOGGED BY TRIO OF TROUBLES

Pressure on Benghazi, the IRS and a leaks investigation are giving new confidence and swagger to Republicans.

2. HOW IRS AGENTS COULD TARGET TEA PARTY GROUPS

A government watchdog report blames ineffective management for allowing the practice to go on more than 18 months.

3. WHAT EVIDENCE RUSSIANS HAVE AGAINST AN ALLEGED US SPY

They say wigs, packets of cash, a knife, map and compass, and a letter promising millions for "long-term cooperation" were found on the U.S. diplomat.

4. HOLDER DEFENDS SECRET REVIEW OF AP PHONE RECORDS

He denies knowing the Justice Department obtained Associated Press phone records from April and May of 2012, but says it followed "a very, very serious leak."

5. NIGERIA SAYS ATTACKS AMOUNT TO 'REBELLION'

President Goodluck Jonathan declares a state of emergency across the country's troubled northeast.

6. CONVICTED OF KILLING BABIES, DOCTOR DODGES DEATH

Dr. Kermit Gosnell waives his right to appeal in exchange for a sentence of life without parole.

7. CAUTION FOLLOWS PRAISE FOR ACTRESS' DECISION

Medical professionals point out that Angelina Jolie's choice to have a double mastectomy is appropriate only in rare instances.

8. WHEN TO SAY WHEN MIGHT BE CHANGING

US officials recommend lowering drunken driving threshold to .05 blood alcohol to save lives, a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths abroad.

9. VIRAL JOKES ABOUT CZECH LEADER ON TAP

Unsteady moments caught on video of new President Milos Zeman -- which his office attributes to illness -- give rise to gags in which "virus" is code for "drink."

10. GOOGLE CEO SAYS COLD HURT VOCAL CHORDS

Larry Page says he remains fit enough to keep running the Internet's most influential company.


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