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10 things to know for Wednesday

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Associated Press
September 25, 2013

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

1. MACABRE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

As the deadly attack unfolded inside Kenya's Westgate mall, the militants who claimed responsibility for it sent out tweet after tweet, defending the bloodshed and threatening more. Click here for story

2. HOW IRAN’S PRESIDENT IS UNLIKE HIS PREDECESSOR 

In a speech to the U.N., Rouhani acknowledges that the Holocaust happened — something Ahmadinejad could never bring himself to do. Click here for story

3. GOP SENATOR FILIBUSTERS OBAMACARE 

Texas’ Ted Cruz vows to speak against the president’s health care law until he’s “no longer able to stand.” Click here for story

4. WHAT EX-POPE WROTE TO AN ATHEIST 

Benedict, breaking his self-imposed silence to reply to a critic, denies covering up for sexually abusive priests. Click here for story

5. HUNGER A GROWING PROBLEM IN SYRIA 

With the world’s attention focused on the regime’s chemical weapons, relief organizations are warning of the risk of mass starvation across the country. Click here for story

6. WHERE AN ADVENTURER IS SEEKING SUNKEN TREASURE 

Undersea explorer Barry Clifford believes the wreck of the pirate ship Whydah off Cape Cod holds a mother lode of riches. Click here for story

7. ‘GENIUS GRANTS’ AWARDED 

Among this year’s recipients: A doctor who created a system to track patients in desperately poor Camden, N.J., and make sure they get the care they need after they leave the hospital. Click here for story

8. ‘I FEEL SO MUCH SMARTER’

A 99-year-old Iowan who started school in a one-room school house, then left high school one credit shy of graduation in 1932, receives her diploma. Click here for story

9. ASSESSED PRICE: $67,000. ASKING PRICE: $500,000

On the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s final studio album, Kurt Cobain’s mother is putting his childhood home — complete with his mattress — up for sale. Click here for story

10. AMERICAN SAILORS FORCE WINNER-TAKE-ALL FINALE 

With the America’s Cup competition tied 8-8, a win by the USA over New Zealand would cap what’s being called one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Click here for story



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