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10 things to know for Tuesday

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staff, Gazette
March 19, 2013

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

1. POPE IS INSTALLED BEFORE THOUSANDS

Francis began his ministry with the ring symbolizing the papacy and a wool stole symbolizing his role as shepherd of 1.2 billion Catholics. Click here for story

2. CYPRUS PROPOSES NEW BAILOUT PLAN

Deposits below 20,000 euros wouldn't be taxed in a new draft bill to secure an international rescue of the company's troubled banks. Click here for story

3. WAVE OF BOMBINGS ON 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF IRAQ WAR

At least 56 people and more than 200 were wounded in the attacks, mostly by car bombs. Click here for story

4. THE 100-YEAR COSTS OF WAR

The AP reports the government still makes monthly payments to Civil War veterans and spends more than $40 billion a year compensating survivors of other wars dating to 1898. Click here for story

5. LOW EXPECTATIONS FOR OBAMA'S MIDEAST TRIP

U.S. officials say the president hopes to support both Israelis and Palestinians, but has no new plan to bring them to negotiating table. Click here for story

6. PLANNED MASS ATTACK ENDS IN SUICIDE

A Florida college student pulled a fire alarm to bring students out so he could kill them with explosives, but killed himself as police closed in. Click here for story

7. VOTE NEARS TO AVERT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

The full-year funding bill that averts a shutdown after March 1 budget cuts is likely to clear Congress this week. Click here for story

8. WHO STOLE $500 MILLION IN ART FROM BOSTON MUSEUM

The FBI says it has solved the decades-old mystery and knows who the thieves are, but won't identify them and still can't find the missing paintings. Click here for story

9. GRIM STAT FOR ALZHEIMER'S SUFFERERS

A new report says one out of three seniors dies with the mind-destroying disease or other types of dementia. Click here for story

10. THE MATHEMATICS OF MARCH MADNESS

An NCAA tournament bracket presents more than 9.2 quintillion (a 9, followed by 18 zeroes) possible combinations. Click here for story



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