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10 things to know for Wednesday

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staff, Gazette
March 6, 2013

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

1. THE POST-CHAVEZ ERA

Vice President Nicolas Maduro became Venezuela's interim president and will run as the governing party candidate in elections in a month. Click here for story

2. DOW'S RECORD HIGH DOESN'T IMPRESS WALL STREET

Memories of the financial meltdown are too fresh and the economy is too uncertain to celebrate after Tuesday's closing at 14,253.77. Click here for story

3. TSA OKS SMALL KNIVES ON PLANES

Airline passengers shrugged at the change, which also will allow souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and sports equipment. Click here for story

4. SYRIAN REFUGEES HIT MILESTONE

The number of people who have fled the war-ravaged country for Lebanon, Jordan and other nations hit 1 million. Click here for story

5. WHERE BUDGET CUTS MIGHT HURT THE MOST

Beltway suburbs around Washington, D.C., will likely lose out with furloughs of federal employees and cuts to the civilian military. Click here for story

6. HOW MUCH MONEY THE U.S. SPENT IN IRAQ

More than $60 billion on reconstruction grants to help the country get back on its feet about $15 million a day. Click here for story

7. THE COMET THAT GOT THIS CLOSE TO EARTH

Pan-STARRS passed within 100 million miles of Earth, its closest approach ever, and was seen in the Northern Hemisphere. Click here for story

8. WHO LEADS IN LOS ANGELES MAYOR'S RACE

Democrats Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel are headed for a runoff after no candidate won the majority. Click here for story

9. AN UNEXPECTED LOSS FROM SUPERSTORM SANDY

Thousands of lab mice used in experiments drowned when a New York University hospital basement flooded. Click here for story

10. FOX TO ESPN: LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE

Fox is challenging ESPN with a 24-hour sports cable network called Fox Sports 1, set to launch in August. Click here for story



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