10 Things to know for Friday

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

1. HOW WOMEN CAN QUALIFY FOR COMBAT

Under the military's new rules, they'll have to meet the same physical requirements as men.

2. WHAT'S NEEDED TO PASS GUN CONTROL

The public must get behind the effort, says Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, because "this is really an uphill road."

3. ABBAS SEES AN OPENING

He invites newly elected Israeli lawmakers - many of whom are moderates - to meet with him to talk about a Palestinian state.

4. A REAL DRAG

Millions of smokers may find they can't afford health insurance when Obama's health care law takes effect.

5. THEY LIKE HIM. THEY REALLY LIKE HIM

Chavez' cult of personality grows in his absence: witness a woman at a demonstration holding a portrait of him - next to an image of Jesus.

6. FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELT

Here comes a fresh mutation of a fast-moving stomach bug that scientists are calling the "Ferrari of viruses."

7. MELTDOWN: HONDURAS

Doctors go without essential supplies while teachers and soldiers go without pay in a nation teetering on the edge of ruin.

8. WHY A 44-YEAR-OLD ROCKET MAY BE HELPFUL TO NASA TODAY

Engineers hope an Apollo 11 engine can be improved upon for new missions to the moon.

9. VIDEO IN DEMAND: NETFLIX STOCK SOARS

The company's shares climb by 42 percent as investors celebrate strong quarterly earnings.

10. 'IT SOUNDS LIKE A GIRL, DOESN'T IT?'

During a TV interview, Manti Te'o unveils voicemails from a person pretending to be his girlfriend. The person tells the Notre Dame linebacker: "I love you."

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