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10 things to know for Wednesday

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staff, Gazette
May 15, 2013

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

1. JUSTICE TO INVESTIGATE IRS FOR TARGETING TEA PARTY

Attorney General Eric Holder is testifying in Congress today after launching an investigation of the agency’s targeting of conservative political groups. Click here for story

2. ANOTHER MILITARY SEX CASE OUTRAGES LAWMAKERS

A soldier at a Texas sexual assault prevention program is investigated for abuse charges a week after an Air Force officer heading a similar unit is charged with groping a woman. Click here for story

3. US AMBASSADOR CALLED TO MOSCOW IN SPY CASE

Russian officials detained an American on spying charges for the first time in a decade, charging a U.S. diplomat disguised in a blond wig tried to recruit a counterintelligence officer. Click here for story

4. HOLDER DEFENDS SECRET SEIZURE OF AP PHONE RECORDS

The attorney general says the investigation concerned “a very grave leak” that affected national security. Click here for story

5. SIMPSON TO SPEAK

The ex-football star plans to testify today at an appeals hearing after not taking the stand at his famed 1990s murder trial or at the trial that ultimately sent him to prison. Click here for story

6. JOLIE’S DISCLOSURE REVERSES OLD IMAGE

The actress once known as a wild child with tattoos and multiple marriages has transformed into a humanitarian with a new cause — preventing breast cancer. Click here for story

7. ARIAS FACES DEATH PENALTY

The Arizona jury that convicted her of stabbing and shooting her onetime boyfriend will hear evidence to decide whether she deserves a death sentence. Click here for story

8. AMERICAN STARTS SENTENCE IN NORTH KOREA

Kenneth Bae entered a “special” prison today to serve 15 years of hard labor for what Pyongyang called hostile acts, while Washington has remained silent. Click here for story

9. WHEN TO SAY WHEN

US officials recommend lowering the drunken driving legal limit to .05 percent blood alcohol to save lives. Click here for story

10. SPIELBERG OPENS FILM FESTIVAL

The Oscar-winning director is jury president this year in Cannes, where Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” is making its European debut. Click here for story



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