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January 2, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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1. CONGRESS STAVES OFF THE 'FISCAL CLIFF'
 
The House votes 257-167 to give final approval to the bill that averted spending cuts and tax hikes on the middle class.
 
2. THE TAX HIKE NO ONE'S TALKING ABOUT
 
Ending the Social Security payroll tax cut means that someone earning $50,000 will pay $1,000 more a year in taxes.
 
3. ANGER OVER SANDY AID
 
New York-area lawmakers are outraged that the House planned to end its term without approving a $60.4 billion bill for storm-battered victims.
 
4. BIEBER PAPARAZZO KILLED IN ACCCIDENT
 
The photographer was hit by a car while trying to shoot a picture of Bieber's Ferrari.
 
5. A DEADLY FIREWORKS STAMPEDE
 
Sixty-one people were killed and more than 200 injured in the crowd after a New Year's fireworks show on Africa's Ivory Coast.
 
6. WHAT CLOSED DOWN IN SYRIA'S LARGEST CITY
 
Fighting between government troops and rebels forced the international airport in Aleppo to close.
 
7. WHO PENNSYLVANIA IS TAKING TO COURT OVER PENN STATE
 
The state planned to file a federal lawsuit over stiff sanctions imposed after the Sandusky sex abuse scandal.
 
8. MORE BACKLASH AGAINST INDIA GANG RAPE
 
India's top court is deciding whether to suspend facing sexual assault charges as protests continue.
 
9. AN ANSWER UNEARTHED IN HATFIELD-MCCOY FEUD
 
Excavators found bullets believed to have been fired by the McCoys in an 1888 gun battle in eastern Kentucky.
 
10. BACK ON THE AIR AFTER GRILL ACCIDENT
 
ESPN's Hannah Storm waved her bandaged left hand as she hosted the Rose Parade in her first appearance since she was burned three weeks ago.

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  • New HUD sec. pledges revitalized Gary GARY (AP) — New U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is pledging to use federal clout to help revitalize the city of Gary.Castro went to the beleaguered northwestern Indiana city on Wednesday and said its vacant downtown Sherato

    August 21, 2014

  • Stay denied in right-to-work case MUNSTER (AP) — A northwest Indiana judge has rejected a request by the Indiana attorney general’s office that he put on hold his order striking down the state’s right-to-work law until the state Supreme Court rules on a similar case.The Times of Muns

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  • Decade of diversification sets art museum apart FORT WAYNE (AP) — Charles Shepard walks toward “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”The wealthy Baltimore couple hang in two separate portraits in the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s “Decade of Decisions: The Shaping of Collection” exhibit. The show focuses on items from

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