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Thursday, September 19, 2013
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

1. U.N. SAYS TRAJECTORY POINTS TO SYRIAN REGIME ON CHEMICAL WEAPONS

But in an interview, Assad painted the report as 'unrealistic' and said terrorists were to blame for the attack.

2. "A LOT OF RED FLAGS" BEFORE NAVY YARD SHOOTING

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel orders two sweeping reviews of military security and employee screening programs after the deadly rampage in Washington, D.C.

3. GOP LEADERS ANNOUNCE TWO-STEP DEBT STRATEGY

House Republicans vow to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a national default while canceling out President Obama's health care overhaul.

4. STOCKS HIT RECORD AFTER FED KEEPS STIMULUS IN PLACE

In a surprise, the Federal Reserve decides to maintain the central bank's $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program.

5. OHIO MAN PLEADS GUILTY AFTER DUI VIDEO CONFESSION

Matthew Cordle, 22, faces two to 8½ years in prison and will also lose driving privileges for life.

6. GRIM DISCOVERY MAY SOLVE COLD OKLAHOMA CASES

Police hope to end the mystery of what happened to teens who disappeared in 1970 after divers find cars containing skeletal remains and bones in a lake.

7. NEW TOOL HOPES TO CUT UNNEEDED ANTIBIOTIC USE

Researchers are developing a blood test to more easily tell when a respiratory illness is due to a virus and not a bacterial infection.

8. CLICKING "LIKE" ON FACEBOOK IS FREE SPEECH

A federal appeals court rules it's the "Internet equivalent of displaying a political sign in one's front yard."

9. HIS MAJESTY'S TOOTHBRUSH

Archeologists in Rio de Janeiro unearth more than 200,000 pieces dating back to the 17th century, including an ivory toothbrush believed to have belonged to Brazil's emperor.

10. FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION PASSES AWAY

Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, dies at age 70.

 
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