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10 Things to know for Wednesday

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

1. WHO'S NOT RILED BY THREATS OF NUCLEAR WAR

The AP's Jean H. Lee visits Pyongyang, and is struck mostly by how calm people seem.

2. TOP DEM PUSHES GUN LAW

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is gathering support for Congress' first showdown vote on Obama's gun control drive.

3. NO SAFE HARBOR FOR U.S. COUPLE

Cuba denies refuge to a man and his wife facing charges after they took their two sons from their guardian and fled.

4. SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER CAMPUS ATTACK

A student goes from building-to-building and stabs at least 14 people at a Texas community college.

5. MOURNING — BUT PUBLIC MOCKERY TOO

A movie marquee in Britain is rearranged to read "Margaret Thatchers Dead LOL," fresh evidence of how divisive a figure she was.

6. THREAT TO ASSAD GROWS

Al-Qaida's branch in Iraq is joining forces with the most powerful rebel extremist group in Syria.

7. BUDGET CLIPS SERVICE'S WINGS

The U.S. Air Force plans to ground about a third of its active-duty force of combat planes because of federal cost-cutting.

8. WHY PILOT SHOULD HAVE SAID TTYL

Texting by the pilot of a medical helicopter contributed to a crash in Missouri that killed four, investigators say.

9. COOKIE MONSTER TAKES THE CAKE

A few people dressed in child-friendly costumes in Times Square have gone a little too far lately. Cookie Monster, for one, stands accused of shoving a 2-year-old.

10. LOUISVILLE LOSES BID FOR TWO NCAA TITLES

Connecticut won its eighth national women's basketball championship with a 93-60 rout of the Cardinals.


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