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10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press

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

  1. WHO WON THE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT

    Lucky ticket holders in San Jose, Calif. and Georgia will share the $636 million jackpot.

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  2. OBAMA SELECTS GAY ATHLETES FOR SOCHI DELEGATION

    The move sends a clear signal to Russia about its treatment of homosexuals.

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  3. WILL THE FED END ECONOMIC STIMULUS

    Not yet, say most analysts, as chairman Ben Bernanke wraps up his final Reserve policy meeting today.

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  4. COMPROMISE BUDGET SET TO PASS SENATE

    President Obama could sign the bill today after a rare display of bipartisanship wraps up the spending package.

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  5. WHY ASTRONAUTS COULD BE WORKING CHRISTMAS DAY

    NASA has ordered a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station.

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  6. UN FEARS 500 KILLED IN SOUTH SUDAN

    The fighting is believed to be “largely along ethnic lines”; The United States orders citizens to leave immediately.

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  7. WHAT TRIGGERED A DIPLOMATIC ROW BETWEEN INDIA AND THE US

    An Indian diplomat was strip-searched after her arrest for filing false visa information on her New York housekeeper.

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  8. MORE TYPHOON AID FOR PHILIPPINES

    Secretary of State John Kerry pledges an additional $25 million of relief while touring the devastated city of Tacloban.

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  9. HOW A BLIND MAN SURVIVED BEING HIT BY A SUBWAY TRAIN

    The New York City man says his guide dog barked and tried to keep him from falling while witnesses called for help.

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  10. FACEBOOK BLAMED FOR PIER PLUNGE

    A tourist glued to her Facebook feed was rescued after falling off a jetty in Australia.

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