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Associated Press
August 29, 2013

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

1. PRESIDENT MAKING CASE FOR MILITARY STRIKE 

American retaliation for Syrian chemical use would send a “strong signal,” he says. Click here for story

2. QUESTIONS ARISE ABOUT STRENGTH OF US INTEL 

The evidence linking Assad or his inner circle to the purported chemical weapons attack so far is no “slam dunk,” officials tell the AP. Click here for story

3. OBAMA: KING’S DREAM NOT YET REALITY 

On the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s famous speech, the president also challenges new generations to seize the cause of racial equality. Click here for story

4. HUNGRY FOR HIGHER PAY 

Thousands of fast-food workers seeking better wages are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the U.S. Click here for story

5. WHO’S NOT HITTING THE ROAD 

After rising for decades, total vehicle use in the U.S. — the collective miles people drive — peaked in 2007. Click here for story

6. MONTANA JUDGE STANDS BY 30-DAY JAIL TERM FOR RAPIST 

He has said the 14-year-old victim was as much in control as the former teacher who assaulted her. The girl later killed herself. Click here for story

7. WHAT’S TOPS AMONG ILLEGAL DRUGS 

It’s pot. But a global survey also finds that addictions to painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin and codeine kill the most people. Click here for story

8. DOCTOR: JACKSON SOUGHT PROPOFOL YEARS AGO 

She says she refused the singer’s late 1990s request, telling him the drug wasn’t appropriate as a sleep aid. Click here for story

9. HOW JOHNNY MANZIEL IS BEING PUNISHED 

The QB, who signed autographs for memorabilia brokers, will be forced to sit out the first half of Texas A&M’s season-opener Saturday against Rice. Click here for story

10. JAMES BLAKE’S CAREER COMES TO A CLOSE 

The American suffers a five-set loss to Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic. Blake announced earlier that the U.S. Open would be his last pro tournament. Click here for story



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