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10 things to know for Tuesday

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Associated Press
August 27, 2013

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

1. KERRY: ‘UNDENIABLE’ EVIDENCE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS USE 

His tough language marks the clearest justification yet for U.S. military action against the Syrian regime. Click here for story

2. CALIF. FIREFIGHTERS MAKING HEADWAY 

While a huge blaze near Yosemite continues to grow in size, containment numbers are up. Click here for story

3. WHERE SPIN IS IN 

The transparency surrounding Bo Xilai’s trial — even though the outcome is a foregone conclusion — likely shows China’s PR machinery has become more sophisticated. Click here for story

4. OBAMA SALUTES AFGHAN WAR VETERAN 

The president bestows the Medal of Honor on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter for risking his life to save an injured soldier during intense fighting. Click here for story

5. WHY CHELSEA MANNING SPILLED PERSONAL SECRET 

The Wikileaker, formerly known as Bradley Manning, decided to announce that she wants to live as a woman only after the military publicly said that it would not provide hormone treatment, her lawyer says. Click here for story

6. TRANSPLANT PATIENT LEAVING HOSPITAL 

Ten-year-old Sarah Murnaghan spurred a national debate over donated organs this summer when she received two sets of lungs at a Philadelphia hospital. Click here for story

7. HOW NJ CASINOS HOPE TO END THEIR LOSING STREAK 

The strip club Scores is opening a satellite in the Trump Taj Mahal Casino — a first during Atlantic City’s 35 years of legal gambling. Click here for story

8. EX-PRESIDENT RECALLS ASSASSINATION TRY 

In a newly unsealed videotape, Gerald Ford describes the day in 1975 when Manson disciple Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme came at him with a gun. Click here for story

9. WHO’S SUING OVER A TELL-ALL 

Kate Gosselin accuses her ex-husband of stealing her hard drive and hacking her phone and computer to get material for the 2012 book. Click here for story

10. VENUS ADVANCES AT US OPEN 

Showing she’s still got game, the 60th-ranked Williams upsets Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens. Click here for story



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