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    Venus Williams prepares to serve to Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in New York. Williams defeated Flipkens. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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    FILE - This 2008 file image released by TLC, shows Jon Gosselin, right, and his wife Kate Gosselin, from the TLC series "Jon & Kate Plus 8," in Hawaii. Kate Gosselin has filed a lawsuit accusing her ex-husband, Jon, of stealing her hard drive and hacking into her phone and computer to get material for a tell-all book. The federal lawsuit says he took the material for a book called "Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World." The suit, filed Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in Philadelphia, says the book was written by her ex-husband's friend, tabloid writer Robert Hoffman, but has since been pulled from Amazon because the material was obtained illegally. (AP Photo/TLC, Mark Arbeit)

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    White House press secretary Jay Carney gestures during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Carney said President Barack Obama is weighing his options for a response to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad to slaughter his own people. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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

1. KERRY: ‘UNDENIABLE’ EVIDENCE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS USE

His tough language marks the clearest justification yet for U.S. military action against the Syrian regime.

2. CALIF. FIREFIGHTERS MAKING HEADWAY

While a huge blaze near Yosemite continues to grow in size, containment numbers are up.

3. WHERE SPIN IS IN

The transparency surrounding Bo Xilai’s trial — even though the outcome is a foregone conclusion — likely shows that China’s PR machinery has become more sophisticated.

4. OBAMA SALUTES AFGHAN WAR VETERAN

The president bestows the Medal of Honor on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter for risking his life to save an injured soldier during intense fighting.

5. WHY CHELSEA MANNING SPILLED PERSONAL SECRET

The Wikileaker, formerly known as Bradley Manning, decided to announce that she wants to live as a woman only after the military publicly said that it would not provide hormone treatment, her lawyer says.

6. TRANSPLANT PATIENT LEAVING HOSPITAL

Ten-year-old Sarah Murnaghan spurred a national debate over donated organs this summer when she received two sets of lungs at a Philadelphia hospital.

7. HOW N.J. CASINOS HOPE TO END THEIR LOSING STREAK

The strip club Scores is opening a satellite in the Trump Taj Mahal Casino — a first during Atlantic City’s 35 years of legal gambling.

8. EX-PRESIDENT RECALLS ASSASSINATION TRY

In a newly unsealed videotape, Gerald Ford describes the day in 1975 when Manson disciple Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme came at him with a gun.

9. WHO’S SUING OVER A TELL-ALL

Kate Gosselin accuses her ex-husband of stealing her hard drive and hacking her phone and computer to get material for the 2012 book.

10. VENUS ADVANCES AT US OPEN

Showing she’s still got game, the 60th-ranked Williams upsets Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens.

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