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

August 23rd, 2013 7:28 am by Associated Press

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

1. WIKILEAKER: 'I AM CHELSEA MANNING'

The soldier, just sentenced to prison, wants to live as a woman and undergo hormone treatment — creating a whole new set of complications for the military.

2. NASDAQ TRADING HALT PUTS PRESSURE ON EXCHANGES

Three-hour outage highlights risks of computer-driven trading and technological vulnerability of markets.

3. FRESH DISCONTENT IN EGYPT

Islamists remain incensed that Morsi is still in captivity. Now reformists are angry that Mubarak has been released.

4. UN SAYS ONE MILLION SYRIAN CHILDREN ARE NOW REFUGEES

Syrian kids facing child labor, early marriage and potential sexual exploitation in neighboring countries.

5. HOW LATEST WITNESS IN BO XILAI'S TRIAL HELPED PROSECUTORS' CASE

Videotaped testimony from the disgraced politician's wife bolstered bribery allegations against him.

6. IDAHO WILDFIRE DISRUPTS VACATION FOR THE RICH AND FAMOUS

Sun Valley's jet-set are being whisked away in their private planes to escape the incessant blaze.

7. HYPERLOOP TRAVEL IDEA DRAWS DREAMERS, INVENTORS

The race is on for everyone to polish blueprints of the ultra-fast capsule mode of transportation.

8. WHY FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ARE HURTING IRANIANS

Freeze on Tehran's oil revenues is causing high inflation and cutting into the nation's foreign reserves.

9. WHO WILL PLAY BATMAN IN 'MAN OF STEEL' SEQUEL

Ben Affleck will play the Dark Knight opposite Henry Cavill's Superman in superhero mash-up.

10. RYAN BRAUN COMES CLEAN

The suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger admits taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011.


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