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10 things to know: Federal employees return to work

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October 17, 2013

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

1. WHEN FEDERAL EMPLOYEES HAVE TO RETURN TO WORK 

Government workers are supposed to be back on the job on their next scheduled day — for most, that's today. Click here for story

2. WHICH AGENCIES COLLABORATED IN DRONE STRIKE PROGRAM 

Documents provided by former systems analyst Edward Snowden show how heavily the CIA relies on the NSA's intelligence gathering. Click here for story

3. THE WORLD COMES TOGETHER FOR AN EARTHQUAKE DRILL 

More than 24 million people around the globe sign up to duck under their desks at 10:17 a.m. local time, cover their heads and hold onto something sturdy. Click here for story

4. CORY BOOKER'S PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR 

New Jersey voters can expect to see their new senator, elected to fill Frank Lautenberg's seat, back on the campaign trail soon. Click here for story

5. ALL PRESUMED DEAD AFTER LAOS CRASH 

A plane carrying 44 passengers and five crew members went down in bad weather in the Southeast Asian nation. Click here for story

6. FACEBOOK RELAXES PRIVACY SETTINGS FOR TEENS 

The social network is now allowing users ages 13-17 to share their posts with anyone on the Internet. Click here for story

7. WHERE WOMEN SCIENTISTS ARE EARNING THEIR DUE 

An event at Brown University was aimed at adding information to Wikipedia about the scientific and technological achievements of women. Click here for story

8. SLITHERING CREATURES AWAIT OLYMPICS VISITORS 

Thousands of broad-snouted caimans live in sewage-like lagoons in Rio de Janeiro. Click here for story

9. WHO'S GETTING HIS OWN TV SHOW 

Mia Farrow's son Ronan — who until recently hadn't been in the public eye — will host a weekday program on MSNBC. Click here for story

10. WHAT STARTED LOS ANGELES' GAME 5 RALLY 

Adrian Gonzalez hit one of four homers for the Dodgers as they beat the Cardinals 6-4 to cut St. Louis' lead in the NLCS to 3-2. Click here for story



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