published Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

10 things to know for today

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    In this Thursday, March. 27, 2014, photo, Mustafa Ahmad, left, a 19-year-old who lost his leg in his hometown of Deir Hafer in Aleppo province in November 2011 when government warplanes bombed his neighborhood, is fitted with a prosthetic leg by a Lebanese prosthetic limb maker, right, at the Syrian refugee camp in Jib Janine, in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon. Syria's civil war, which entered its fourth year last month, has killed more than 150,000 people. An often overlooked figure is the number of wounded more than 500,000, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. An untold number of those, there's no reliable estimate even, have suffered traumatic injuries that have left them physically handicapped.
    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. WHY MANY CHILEANS DIDN'T SLEEP LAST NIGHT

Authorities keep hundreds of thousands of people out of their beds after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake triggered tsunami warnings.

  1. WHAT MAY HELP IN SEARCH FOR PLANE

If the wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner rests somewhere in the Indian Ocean's depths, investigators will likely need to use robot submarines to find it.

  1. CONGRESS OKs $1B FOR UKRAINE

The loan guarantees are part of a bill giving lawmakers a way to denounce Russia for its military incursion and express support for Kiev.

  1. WHO'S ON THE DEMOCRATS' TICKET FOR DC MAYOR

Muriel Bowser wins the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary, defeating scandal-plagued incumbent Vincent Gray.

  1. GM BOSS FACES TOUGH CHALLENGE IN CHANGING COMPANY'S CULTURE

New CEO Mary Barra tries to distance the automaker from its "cost culture" past as she appears before Congress, amid a massive recall caused by a 57-cent part.

  1. PROSTHETICS, COUNSELING AID SOME AMPUTEES IN SYRIA

International organizations are providing some of those who have lost a limb with artificial ones.

  1. US WEIGHS RISK OF FREEING JONATHAN POLLARD

Releasing the convicted spy could spur talks between Israel and the Palestinians -- or prove a costly embarrassment to the White House.

  1. SUNSHINE REVEALS SORROWS IN WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE

Floodwaters at the site are receding, allowing crews to expand their search--and find more human remains.

  1. POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL TED CRUZ TO ADDRESS YOUNG EVANGELICALS

The Texas senator and tea party favorite is to speak before the student body of Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell.

  1. NOWHERE TO RUN? TRY NORTH KOREA

Tourism companies say they are being inundated with requests to sign up for the April 13 Pyongyang marathon.

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