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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

Posted: September 11, 2013 8:00 a.m.
Updated: September 10, 2013 8:00 a.m.
 

1. OBAMA: NO ONE DISPUTES CHEMICAL ARMS USE IN SYRIA

In a nationally televised speech to the nation, Obama says that use violates international law and poses a "danger to our security."

2. WHAT IS CASTING A CLOUD ON SYRIA PLAN

A Russian plan for Damascus to turn over its chemical weapons to avert Western missile strikes bogs down when Moscow rejects demands for a binding U.N. resolution.

3. POLL: PUBLIC DOUBTS RISE ON SURVEILLANCE, PRIVACY

An AP poll finds that disclosures about the NSA's surveillance programs have a majority of Americans believing the government is doing a poor job of protecting privacy.

4. APPLE INTRODUCES 2 NEW MODELS

Apple will offer two versions of the latest iPhones — a cheaper one made of plastic and another that reads your fingerprint.

5. WHO WON'T BE SPEAKING AT GROUND ZERO

No politicians — including the mayor — were allowed to speak last year or will be this year. It's an effort to keep politics out of the 9/11 anniversary ceremony.

6. DOCUMENTS: OFFICIALS MISUSED U.S. SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

Obama administration officials misled a secret spy court in 2009 about its use of domestic phone data, previously classified documents show.

7. FDA: DRUG WORKS IN EARLY STAGE BREAST CANCER

The breast cancer drug Perjeta from Roche could become the first pharmaceutical option for treating the early stages of the disease.

8. WHY WEATHER HAS BEEN QUIET THIS YEAR

Meteorologists credit luck, shifts in the high-altitude jet stream, and African winds and dust.

9. KIMMEL: I'M THE PRANKSTER BEHIND TWERKING VIDEO

The clip of a woman accidentally catching fire while doing the provocative dance move has generated more than 10 million views on YouTube.

10. NFL OPENER LEADS TO RECORD RATINGS

The 49ers' win over the Packers on Fox was the highest-rated and most-watched telecast of any kind since the Academy Awards in February.

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