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Published: 1/10/2014

10 Things to Know for Today: 1-10

ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

1. EXPERTS PREDICT CHRISTIE WILL REGAIN HIS FOOTING

Political analysts say the New Jersey governor can probably survive the traffic jam scandal — provided there are no more surprises.

2. WHAT WALL STREET IS BANKING ON

Unemployment is expected to remain at a five-year low of 7 percent when the government releases its latest jobs report.

3. CHEMICAL SPILL FOULS WATER IN WEST VIRGINIA

Tens of thousands of people in nine counties surrounding Charleston are advised not to use their tap water after a foaming agent leaks into the Elk River.

4. INDIAN ENVOY LEAVES THE US

The diplomat, charged with lying about her housekeeper’s pay, is ordered out of the country after India refuses to waive her immunity.

5. SYRIAN REBEL GROUP CLOSE TO COLLAPSE AS TALKS NEAR

The Western-backed coalition is dogged by infighting, particularly about whether to talk to Assad’s government at the upcoming meeting in Switzerland.

6. HOW OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS AIDING IRAQIS

The U.S. won’t send troops, but has been delivering missiles to bolster government forces aiming to retake two key cities from al-Qaida.

7. DEEP FREEZE COSTLY TO THE U.S.

The price tag from school closures, airline disruptions, lost productivity and repairs could reach $5 billion.

8. MAN SURVIVES BEING STUCK UNDER TRUCK FOR HOURS IN SUBZERO TEMPS IN INDIANA

He had crawled under his truck to loosen ice from his brakes. But it suddenly settled deeper into the snow, pinning him beneath an axle.

9. AMIRI BARAKA, MILITANT MAN OF LETTERS, DIES AT 79

The controversial U.S. poet and playwright was both revered and reviled for works that called for revolution.

10. WHY IT’S BEST TO WAIT TO BUY SUPER BOWL TICKETS

Prices are expected to drop the closer it gets to the game.



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