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10 things to know for Tuesday

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Associated Press
September 3, 2013

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

1. OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MAKING ITS CASE FOR MILITARY STRIKE

Kerry, Hagel and other top officials will appear before a Senate panel to argue for a response to last month's alleged gas attack outside Damascus. Click here for story

2. HOW MICROSOFT IS EXTENDING ITS SMARTPHONE REACH

The company — aiming to better compete with Apple and Google — is buying Nokia's line of smartphones. Click here for story

3. JAPAN PLEDGES MILLIONS TO STOP NUKE LEAKS

As Tokyo seeks an Olympic bid, the government says it will fund an underground ice wall aimed at halting radioactive water from escaping from Fukushima. Click here for story

4. WHY DENNIS RODMAN'S BACK IN NORTH KOREA

He says he wants to hang out with Kim Jong Un and have a good time — but not be a diplomat. Click here for story

5. THE 177,028-METER FREESTYLE

Sixty-four-year-old Diana Nyad becomes the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Click here for story

6. CBS, TIME WARNER MAKE PEACE

The agreement ends a blackout and allows the resumption of broadcasts of CBS and CBS-owned channels to millions of U.S. homes. Click here for story

7. BEEFING UP THE ANTI-FLU FORCES

For the first time, certain vaccines will protect against four strains of flu instead of three. Click here for story

8. STILL CASTING A GROOVY GLOW AT 50

Half a century after the Lava Lamp first hit shelves, millions of the hip home accessories have been sold worldwide. Click here for story

9. MEXICAN FILM A SURPRISE HIT AT THE BOX OFFICE

"Instructions Not Included" turns in the biggest Spanish-language opening ever over the holiday weekend in the U.S. Click here for story

10. WHO DIDN'T KEEP HIS END OF THE BARGAIN AT THE US OPEN

Roger Federer suffers an upset loss, meaning he won't meet Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals. Their match had been highly anticipated. Click here for story



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