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10 things to know for Wednesday

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staff, Gazette
March 13, 2013

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

1. BEIJING VS. THE VATICAN

A thorny challenge for the new pope will be the repressive treatment of Catholics in China. Click here for story

2. PYONGYANG GETS PERSONAL

In latest diatribe, the North dismisses South Korea's new president with a sexist comment about the "venomous swish" of her skirt. Click here for story

3. BEHIND THE NUMBERS

The AP's Calvin Woodward shoots down the oft-repeated claim that 40 percent of gun sales take place without background checks. Click here for story

4. WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE GROWING UP IN SYRIA

Some 2 million children are facing malnutrition, disease, early marriage and severe mental trauma as a result of the civil war. Click here for story

5. BATTLE BREWING OVER WELFARE-TO-WORK

House Republicans say Obama is trying to gut the 1999 welfare reform law of work requirements a claim that the administration disputes. Click here for story

6. WHY OHIO CRASH PROVED FATAL FOR SIX TEENS

The SUV was crowded with more people than it was built for. The driver was unlicensed and speeding. And no one was wearing a seat belt. Click here for story

7. PATIENTS MAY LOSE THEIR PATIENCE

The daunting application for benefits under Obama's health care overhaul may leave you asking, "What is this, 20 questions?" Answer: At least. Click here for story

8. A NEW SEASON FOR DYNASTY

George P. Bush seeks a little-known but powerful post to continue his family's political legacy: Texas land commissioner. Click here for story

9. HOW THE YOUNGER GENERATION IS SURFING THE WEB

For more and more teens, the device of choice is the smartphone. Click here for story

10. FEELING THE HEAT

Miami downs the Atlanta Hawks, 98-81, for its 19th straight win, the fifth-longest streak in NBA history. Click here for story



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