published Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

10 things to know for today

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    In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, file photo, Egyptian rapper Myam Mahmoud poses for a portrait next to a mural in downtown Cairo. Mahmoud, an 18-year-old Egyptian, rapped her way to the semi-finals of the Middle East's hit TV show "Arabs Got Talent." While she didn't win the program, Mahmoud did succeed in throwing a spotlight on something more than just herself. On a very public stage, her songs pulled back the curtain on the slew of challenges that women across the Arab world are fighting to overcome.
    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. SEARCH FOR PLANE HINGES ON HOW IT HIT THE WATER

Possible scenarios depend on angle and speed with which MH 370 could have speared into the sea.

  1. UKRAINE NO STRANGER TO BIG POWER POLITICS

Kiev's new government wants to avoid Cold War tactics between the West and Russia by having its say about its own future.

  1. NAPIER BRINGS UCONN SECOND NCAA TITLE IN 4 YEARS

The Huskies beat Kentucky's Wildcats 60-54 only one year after being barred from March Madness because of academic problems.

  1. PISTORIUS TAKES THE STAND FOR SECOND DAY

The Olympian says he and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp sometimes had troubles but they were in love and planning a life together.

  1. U.S. DEFENSE CHIEF, CHINESE COUNTERPART FACE OFF

Chuck Hagel says China doesn't have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over islands controlled by Japan.

  1. WHO'S WAITING FOR THEIR NEW RIGHTS TO KICK IN

In Egypt, women wonder whether greater freedoms enshrined in the new constitution will be implemented -- while violence against them rises.

  1. USAID CHIEF TO FACE QUESTIONS ON 'CUBAN TWITTER'

Senate lawmakers will question the nation's international-aid agency about a secret, U.S.-backed social media network built to stir unrest in Cuba.

  1. MICROSOFT ENDING SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP

Mayhem might result. An estimated 30 percent of computers used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system.

  1. WHICH STATE MAY OFFER MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

Proponents say Texas students would get a deeper understanding of their home; critics call it an attempt to inject progressive politics into the classroom.

  1. FEWER LIMES ALOFT

A recent shortage and spike in price has caused some airlines -- for now -- to stop offering the fruit in their beverage service.

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