published Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

10 Things to Know for today

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    President Barack Obama speaks at the White House in Washington in this March 1, 2013, file photo.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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

1) OBAMA AIMS TO REASSURE ISRAEL OF US SUPPORT

The president arrives today with visits planned to sacred sites, but also a trip to the West Bank.

2) A BLOODY MESSAGE IN IRAQ

Two died in a car bomb on the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion, a day after a series of attacks left scores dead. IRAQ

3) QUESTIONS ABOUT MORTARS IN EXPLOSION THAT KILLED SEVEN MARINES

The Pentagon halted use of the weapons after the accident during a Nevada training exercise.

4) WHAT LOWER-INCOME WORKERS THINK ABOUT THE ECONOMY

An AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey says many who earn less than $35,000 view their jobs as a dead end.

5) CYBERATTACK SUSPECTED IN SOUTH KOREA NETWORK CRASH

The computer shutdown at several broadcasters and banks came a day after North Korea blamed the South and U.S. for crippling its network.

6) HOPES DIM FOR AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN

Reid decides including the divisive assault weapons provision might block passage of any gun control bill at all.

7) SANFORD'S BID TO RE-ENTER POLITICS ALIVE

The former South Carolina governor advanced to a runoff in the Republican primary for an open congressional seat.

8) TEEN LAUGHS, WEARS 'KILLER' SHIRT AT SENTENCING FOR KILLING 3

T.J. Lane gestured obscenely to the families of the students he shot dead in an Ohio school cafeteria before he was given three life terms.

9) ACTIVISTS SEEK CHARGES IN IDITAROD DOG DEATH

PETA wants Alaska prosecutors to file cruelty charges over the death of 5-year-old Dorado, who was buried by drifting snow at a race checkpoint.

10) MEMORIES OF THE 33-GAME STREAK

"The only bad thing about it is we were really too old to be able to sustain it," said Jerry West, whose Lakers hold the record the Miami Heat seeks to break.

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