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10 things to know for Wednesday

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

1. IN SUPERSTORM'S WAKE, A DAZED, INUNDATED NEW YORK

"Nature," says Mayor Bloomberg, assessing the damage to his city, "is an awful lot more powerful than we are."

2. ECONOMICALLY, A WASH IN THE LONG RUN

A slightly slower economy in coming weeks will likely be matched by reconstruction and storm repairs that will contribute to growth over time.

3. BEST-LAID CAMPAIGN PLANS GO AWRY

Obama cancels Ohio trip in favor of a swing through storm-ravaged New Jersey. Romney, striving for the right tone, eases up on politicking.

4. SYRIAN REGIME RESUMES AIRSTRIKES, SHELLING

The latest assaults, killing 23, level a Damascus suburb one day after what activists called the heaviest and most widespread bombing of the war.

5. WHY THE FORCE IS WITH DISNEY

The entertainment conglomerate is buying Lucasfilm Ltd., creators of "Star Wars," and it says that it'll keep the sci-fi movie franchise alive.

6. MORE THAN A OUI BIT EMBARRASSING

France's prime minister, after a series of sexist missteps by government officials, has decided that his ministers need sensitivity training.

7. HOW AIRPORTS BREEZED THROUGH THE STORM

After years of bad-weather bungling, U.S. airlines have learned that it's best to cancel flights early - and keep the public away from flight terminals.

8. GUILTY PLEA IN 'FAST AND FURIOUS' BORDER KILLING

Mexican man's conviction is the biggest so far in a case that shamed the federal government and led to a series of congressional probes.

9. ANOTHER STEVE JOBS DREAM LAUNCHES

Just over a year after the Apple founder's death, the luxury motor yacht he commissioned and helped make slips out of a Dutch shipyard.

10. THE NBA IS UP AND RUNNING

Lebron James gets his championship ring, then the reigning NBA champion Heat down the Celtics 120-107 in the season opener for both teams.

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