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Today's U.S. and world news at glance

May 6th, 2013 7:36 am by Staff Report

Today's U.S. and world news at glance

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

1. ISRAEL RETURNS TO BUSINESS AFTER AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for a trip to China, a possible sign that it does not expect immediate retaliation.

2. BRIDE AMONG 5 KILLED IN LIMO FIRE

Authorities say the San Francisco-area woman and eight others may have tried to escape the burning car through the window opening separating them from the driver.

3. A VOTE THAT COULD TAX ALL ONLINE BUYERS

The Senate is deciding today on a bill that would let states collect sales tax for purchases made on the Internet; it faces fierce opposition in the House.

4. POLICE OPEN MURDER INVESTIGATION INTO BANGLADESH COLLAPSE

Charges are being looked into against the factory's owner, where the death toll from the disaster reached 645 today.

5. JURY CONSIDERS JODI ARIAS' FATE

The waitress is accused of first-degree murder for stabbing her boyfriend nearly 30 times and shooting him in a case that has become a real-life soap opera around the world.

6. 'NO ONE WANTS TO ASSOCIATE THEIR NAMES WITH SUCH EVIL EVENTS'

An uncle claimed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body, but can't find a cemetery willing to allow burial.

7. EXTENDING 56-YEAR RULE IN MALAYSIA

The long-governing coalition won national elections with a weakened majority, fending off the strongest opposition it has ever faced.

8. WHAT A NEW YORK MAN SPENT FOUR YEARS WRITING

Phillip Patterson has decided to write out every word of the King James version of the Bible.

9. WHICH CRITIC POINTED FINGER AT HIMSELF

Howard Kurtz apologized on his CNN show for errors in a piece on gay basketball player Jason Collins, then took questions from other media critics on his credibility.

10. LEBRON WINS MVP FOR 4TH TIME

The vote was close to unanimous for the Miami Heat star, with 120 of 121 first-place votes. Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks picked up one vote.

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