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10 things to know for Wednesday

 Posted: 6:50 AM September 25, 2013

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

To read more about today's national and international news, click here.

1. TROOPS BLAMED FOR HOSTAGE DEATHS

The terror group behind the Kenya attack says troops trying to end the siege used chemical weapons and carried out "a demolition" that buried 137 hostages in the rubble. The government denies the claims.

2. HOW IRAN'S PRESIDENT IS UNLIKE HIS PREDECESSOR

In a speech to the U.N., Rouhani acknowledges that the Holocaust happened — something Ahmadinejad could never bring himself to do.

3. GOP SENATOR FILIBUSTERS OBAMACARE

Texas' Ted Cruz vows to speak against the president's health care law until he's "no longer able to stand."

4. WHAT EX-POPE WROTE TO AN ATHEIST

Benedict, breaking his self-imposed silence to reply to a critic, denies covering up for sexually abusive priests.

5. HUNGER A GROWING PROBLEM IN SYRIA

With the world's attention focused on the regime's chemical weapons, relief organizations are warning of the risk of mass starvation across the country.

6. WHERE AN ADVENTURER IS SEEKING SUNKEN TREASURE

Undersea explorer Barry Clifford believes the wreck of the pirate ship Whydah off Cape Cod holds a mother lode of riches.

7. 'GENIUS GRANTS' AWARDED

Among this year's recipients: A doctor who created a system to track patients in desperately poor Camden, N.J., and make sure they get the care they need after they leave the hospital.

8. 'I FEEL SO MUCH SMARTER'

A 99-year-old Iowan who started school in a one-room school house, then left high school one credit shy of graduation in 1932, receives her diploma.

9. ASSESSED PRICE: $67,000. ASKING PRICE: $500,000

On the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, Kurt Cobain's mother is putting his childhood home — complete with his mattress — up for sale.

10. AMERICAN SAILORS FORCE WINNER-TAKE-ALL FINALE

With the America's Cup competition tied 8-8, a win by the USA over New Zealand would cap what's being called one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.


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