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Associated Press
August 23, 2013

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

1. WIKILEAKER: ‘I AM CHELSEA MANNING’

The soldier, just sentenced to prison, wants to live as a woman and undergo hormone treatment — creating a whole new set of complications for the military. Click here for story

2. NASDAQ TRADING HALT PUTS PRESSURE ON EXCHANGES 

Three-hour outage highlights risks of computer-driven trading and technological vulnerability of markets. Click here for story

3. FRESH DISCONTENT IN EGYPT 

Islamists remain incensed that Morsi is still in captivity. Now reformists are angry that Mubarak has been released. Click here for story

4. UN SAYS ONE MILLION SYRIAN CHILDREN ARE NOW REFUGEES 

Syrian kids facing child labor, early marriage and potential sexual exploitation in neighboring countries. Click here for story

5. HOW LATEST WITNESS IN BO XILAI’S TRIAL HELPED PROSECUTORS’ CASE 

Videotaped testimony from the disgraced politician’s wife bolstered bribery allegations against him. Click here for story

6. IDAHO WILDFIRE DISRUPTS VACATION FOR THE RICH AND FAMOUS 

Sun Valley’s jet-set are being whisked away in their private planes to escape the incessant blaze. Click here for story

7. HYPERLOOP TRAVEL IDEA DRAWS DREAMERS, INVENTORS 

The race is on for everyone to polish blueprints of the ultra-fast capsule mode of transportation. Click here for story

8. WHY FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ARE HURTING IRANIANS 

Freeze on Tehran’s oil revenues is causing high inflation and cutting into the nation’s foreign reserves. Click here for story

9. WHO WILL PLAY BATMAN IN ‘MAN OF STEEL’ SEQUEL 

Ben Affleck will play the Dark Knight opposite Henry Cavill’s Superman in superhero mash-up. Click here for story

10. RYAN BRAUN COMES CLEAN 

The suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger admits taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011. Click here for story



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