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10 things to know today from across the nation and around the world

August 22nd, 2013 8:00 am by Staff Report

10 things to know today from across the nation and around the world

1. NSA REVEALS DATA-MINING MISTAKES

The agency says it mended its ways after scooping up tens of thousands of emails and other communications with no connection to terrorism.

2. CAMPAIGN TO FREE MANNING TAKES A NEW TURN

Lawyers will ask President Obama to pardon the convicted leaker who was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

3. U.S., U.K. AND FRANCE SEEK PROBE OF REPORTED SYRIAN CHEMICAL ATTACK

The three nations want a team of U.N. experts already in Syria to be granted access to investigate the site.

4. FOR MUBARAK, LIMITED FREEDOM

The deposed autocrat will be freed from jail - but put under house arrest, Egypt's military government decrees.

5. DISGRACED CHINESE POLITICAN DENIES ACCEPTING BRIBES

Bo Xilai recants an earlier confession on the first day of Beijing's biggest political trial in decades.

6. HOW DOCTORS ARE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND "SUPER AGERS"

A study is looking at why these elite seniors have brains and memories that seem far younger.

7. GERMAN WOMAN WHO LOST ARM IN MAUI SHARK ATTACK DIES

The twenty-year-old tourist is Hawaii's first shark attack fatality in nine years.

8. STEALTHY APP STALKS STRAYING BRAZILIAN BOYFRIENDS

The smartphone application, which was pulled off Google Play, caused a stir as critics argued it violated privacy laws.

9. EUROPEAN SCIENTISTS DEVELOP CHEAPER IVF TECHNIQUE

The simplified procedure, which is done for a few hundred dollars, could help infertile couples in the developing world.

10. WHY A PA. TOWN IS GOING BANANAS OVER THE SPLIT

Historical recognition for the birthplace of the banana split will be celebrated with three days of sweet fun.


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