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10 things to know for Thursday

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staff, Gazette
March 7, 2013

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

1. NORTH KOREA THREATENS NUCLEAR STRIKE AGAINST U.S.

Pyongyang vowed the attack hours before the UN was to consider new sanctions for its recent nuclear test. Click here for story

2. HOW LONG THE BRENNAN FILIBUSTER LASTED

Rand Paul spent nearly 13 hours on the Senate floor to block a vote on Obama's choice for CIA director. Click here for story

3. CHAVEZ' LAST WORDS

"I don't want to die. Please don't let me die," the Venezuelan leader mouthed to the head of his guard before dying of a heart attack. Click here for story

4. LION KILLS WOMAN AT CALIFORNIA ANIMAL PARK

The volunteer intern had just entered 4-year-old Cous Cous' enclosure, and authorities were investigating what provoked the animal. Click here for story

5. CONGRESS TO VOTE ON GUN CONTROL

A Senate committee is considering four bills, including an assault weapons ban and near-universal background checks for gun purchases. Click here for story

6. ARKANSAS PASSES NATION'S TOUGHEST ABORTION LAW

Most procedures would be banned after the 12th week of pregnancy, 10 weeks earlier than Roe v. Wade allows. Click here for story

7. OBAMA COURTS GOP BEFORE BUDGET VOTE

The president had dinner with senators after the House sent a bill to the Senate that would stave off a late March government shutdown. Click here for story

8. SUSPECT IN EXPECTANT PARENTS' DEATHS ARRESTED

Julio Acevedo surrendered to police at a Pennsylvania convenience store and was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of an accident. Click here for story

9. ADS COME OUT OF THE CLOSET

More gay ads are appearing, nearly two decades after Ikea's TV spot featuring a gay couple prompted bomb threats. Click here for story

10. RUSSIAN BALLET STAR GAVE GO-AHEAD FOR ATTACK ON RIVAL

But Pavel Dmitrichenko says he didn't order anyone to throw acid in the face of the Bolshoi Theater's artistic director. Click here for story



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