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Ten Things You Need to Know Today

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

1. GUNFIRE ERUPTS AT CHICAGO PARK

A witness says dreadlocked men in a car open fire in a nighttime attack on people in a city park. At least 13 are wounded, including a 3-year-old child.

2. AL-QAIDA MILITANTS LAUNCH ATTACK IN YEMEN

At least 38 soldiers are killed and dozens wounded when extremist fighters surprise the troops in their barracks in coordinated attacks at dawn.

3. CLASH LOOMS OVER OBAMACARE

The GOP-led House is poised to ship a bill to the Senate aimed at crippling the president's signature health care law.

4. `GET DOWN!': WOMAN'S FRANTIC ESCAPE FROM THE NAVY YARD

A worker describes what it was like inside the building when a former serviceman went on a shooting rampage, killing 12.

5. HOUSE VOTES TO CUT FOOD STAMPS

The bill would slice nearly $4 billion a year – a 5 percent reduction – from the program used by about 1 in 7 Americans.

6. WHERE DOZENS ARE MISSING AFTER A LANDSLIDE

The hamlet of La Pintada in southern Mexico is devastated and grieving after a tidal wave of dirt leaves 68 people missing.

7. HOPE RISES FOR US-IRAN THAW

Obama and Rouhani have exchanged letters, and may meet briefly next week when the Iranian president attends the U.N. General Assembly.

8. WHY CLARENCE THOMAS IS OFTEN SEEN BUT NOT HEARD

The quietest of the Supreme Court's justices says his college nuns taught him the most important word he has ever learned: "Shhh!"

9. PRINCE OF A GUY WORKS AT DAIRY QUEEN

An employee sees a woman pick up $20 dropped by a visually impaired man and refuses to serve her until she gives it back. When she refuses, he gives the man $20 from his own pocket.

10. WHO PROVES YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN

Andy Reid makes a successful return to Philadelphia as his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs, downs his old one 26-16.

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pscott1045 September 20 2013 at 8:07 AM

One in seven need foodstamps. One in Seven. During the deepest recession since the '30s. Since the Great Depression. That includes kids and the elderly. And those jerks in congress can look at themselves in the mirror when they're getting dressed in the morning. Jerks.

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jim September 20 2013 at 9:51 AM

>>> "Thirteen people, including a 3-year-old boy, were shot on Thursday night in a park on Chicago's South Side, the Chicago Tribune reported." <<<

...AND "HOUSE VOTES TO CUT FOOD STAMPS BY $40 BILLION."

WHERE ARE OUR PRIORITIES, PEOPLE?!!

OUR CONGRESS IS SEVERELY BROKEN!!!

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mtsteward1150 September 20 2013 at 10:01 AM

how do you find archives of Ten Things You Need to Know Today? i'm looking for something that was posted yesterday. thank you!

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Richard September 20 2013 at 10:05 AM

arrest the women- It's against the law not to turm in found money over $10.

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ae12wrangell Richard September 20 2013 at 10:24 AM

There is no such law. Several armed trucks, carrying a lot of money, suddenly the back door swings open, there goes some money - Thousand's to be precise - and anybody can claim it for himself/herself. But most turn it over to the local police station, and they take it from there.

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rluap1998 ae12wrangell September 20 2013 at 12:17 PM

That depends on the location. In New York State, the law is written differently,
but it goes something like:
Possessing property of value which is not yours and for which the owner can reasonably be found is illegal. <<

I am sure that I royally botched the paraphrasing, but that's the gist of it as I understand it.
About a year ago, someone found a card with money stored on it at a local gaming & racetrack place.
they kept it, when they tried to use it, they were arrested.

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Veronica Venturoli September 20 2013 at 9:15 AM

It's awful how you cannot feel ashamed after stealing from an impaired, get caught and not give the money back. I would publish the picture of this woman all over the town so that everybody knows how she really is, local TV channel should be interested too!

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ae12wrangell September 20 2013 at 9:39 AM

1) Gunfire in Chicago - expectd as mush.
2) Al-Qaida and Yemen attack - Oh sure. That was never expected. Actually, we all saw it coming, it was just a question of time
3) Obamacare - That 'clash' has loomed overhead since Obama wrote Obamacare
4) Washington Navy Yard - if only he had not been allowed to pass through security.
5) Food stamps - Congress sure is a bunch of heartless SOB's
6) Mexico landslide - this all started from a hurricane, twice, in the same town!
7) US-Iran relations - will be forever on ice. Talks, sure, but don't expct anything good to come from it.
8) Justice Clarence Thomas - he SHOULD have gone to the priesthood, as was his first wish.
9) Dairy Queen - Smart, classy kid!
10) Andy Rieid, and the KC Chiefs - oh yeah (pops cheek)

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jamoor September 20 2013 at 8:41 AM

It just goes to show you, our elected representatives are no longer representing those who elected them. But until the apathetic voting populace gets off their collective rear ends and exercises their rights, it appears we're stuck with them

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rngesq5 jamoor September 20 2013 at 9:20 AM

"Representatives?" Surely you gest. Our "government" (and I include all 3 branches) "of the people" is a farce! Debacle after debacle. Winter is coming!

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crumpetsa rngesq5 September 20 2013 at 10:16 AM

jest not gest :))

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DAC September 20 2013 at 10:44 AM

Please keep this page AOL!!!! "Ten things you need to know today" has become my first stop each morning!

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bubbak8 September 20 2013 at 8:28 AM

For them to take away from those of us that are in need, is very dumb! If they are going to cut something, they need to look at themselves & cut thei food money. See how they like doing without for awhile. Idiots!

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hey bubbak8 September 20 2013 at 9:18 AM

did you ever think that you should get off your butt and take care of yourself and not expect decent tax payers to take care of you. if you cannot afford to feed and take care of children don't have them, I am tired of hearing how so many kids in this country go to bed hungry, this isn't the country,s fault or mine it is their parents

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bobnovy September 20 2013 at 10:41 AM

The Whole World is too complex to engineer, no-matter how much wealth you _take_ from The Rich, Mr. Obama.

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