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10 Things to Know for Thursday

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staff, Gazette
March 14, 2013

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

1. 'END OF THE EARTH' REJOICES AT POPE'S SELECTION

"It's a huge gift for all of Latin America. We waited 20 centuries," says Jose Antonio Cruz, a Franciscan friar in Puerto Rico. Click here for story

2. SURPRISES FROM BERGOGLIO'S BIO

He chose to live in a simple apartment, rather than an opulent church estate. For years, he rode the bus to work. And as a youth, he loved the tango. Click here for story

3. HOW A CHARITY FOR VETERANS SEEMS TO HAVE SPENT ITS MONEY

Investigators say execs of the Florida organization bought boats, beachfront condos, and Maseratis, Ferraris and Porsches. Click here for story

4. SYRIAN BLOODLETTING MOUNTS

Though abuses by the Assad regime remain far more widespread, rebels are killing captives and suspected informers with impunity. Click here for story

5. WHAT MORE WORKING MOMS WANT

Full-time jobs, a survey shows. The finding probably reflects the lackluster economy. Click here for story

6. BEYOND THE GALAXY

Samsung a rising Apple competitor will unveil the successor to its popular smartphone today. Click here for story

7. THE MAN WHO SECRETLY RECORDED ROMNEY'S '47 PERCENT' COMMENTS

Bartender Scott Prouty tells MSNBC he struggled for weeks before deciding to release the video shot at a private fundraiser. Click here for story

8. WHY MONARCH BUTTERFLIES ARE DYING OFF

Some experts blame pesticides that kill milkweed, the insects' main food, for the dramatic decline. Click here for story

9. COMING THIS MONTH: FREE TV

The weeklong experiment by Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, offers viewers a chance to get acquainted with series they might not have followed. Click here for story

10. LA'S PLAYOFF HOPES TAKE A HIT

The Lakers' Kobe Bryant will be out indefinitely with a badly sprained ankle. Click here for story



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