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Ten Things You Need to Know Today

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

1. TROOPS BLAMED FOR HOSTAGE DEATHS

The terror group behind the attack says Kenyan forces trying to end the siege used chemical weapons and carried out "a demolition" that buried 137 hostages in the rubble. The government denies the claims.

2. HOW IRAN'S PRESIDENT IS UNLIKE HIS PREDECESSOR

In a speech to the U.N., Rouhani acknowledges that the Holocaust happened - something Ahmadinejad could never bring himself to do.

3. GOP SENATOR FILIBUSTERS OBAMACARE

Texas' Ted Cruz vows to speak against the president's health care law until he's "no longer able to stand."

4. WHAT EX-POPE WROTE TO AN ATHEIST

Benedict, breaking his self-imposed silence to reply to a critic, denies covering up for sexually abusive priests.

5. HUNGER A GROWING PROBLEM IN SYRIA

With the world's attention focused on the regime's chemical weapons, relief organizations are warning of the risk of mass starvation across the country.

6. WHERE AN ADVENTURER IS SEEKING SUNKEN TREASURE

Undersea explorer Barry Clifford believes the wreck of the pirate ship Whydah off Cape Cod holds a mother lode of riches.

7. 'GENIUS GRANTS' AWARDED

Among this year's recipients: A doctor who created a system to track patients in desperately poor Camden, N.J., and make sure they get the care they need after they leave the hospital.

8. 'I FEEL SO MUCH SMARTER'

A 99-year-old Iowan who started school in a one-room school house, then left high school one credit shy of graduation in 1932, receives her diploma.

9. ASSESSED PRICE: $67,000. ASKING PRICE: $500,000

On the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, Kurt Cobain's mother is putting his childhood home - complete with his mattress - up for sale.

10. AMERICAN SAILORS FORCE WINNER-TAKE-ALL FINALE

With the America's Cup competition tied 8-8, a win by the USA over New Zealand would cap what's being called one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

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panyc1010 September 25 2013 at 7:21 AM

What does Kurt Cobain have to do with any of this, not that I don't love the guys

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panyc1010 panyc1010 September 25 2013 at 7:22 AM

Nevermind... Ha get it!?

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peteh6570 September 25 2013 at 10:09 AM

Never got it, never will. How many times will Jan Wenner put this guy on the cover of Rolling Stone?

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rckeagle September 25 2013 at 10:23 AM

If AOL thinks that Cobain's house going up for sale is one of the ten things you need to know, then we are all in deep trouble.

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cabinsmoke September 25 2013 at 10:46 AM

Glad to know I need to be aware about Cobain before going to work to provide for my famiy. Thanks for the heads up.

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jimklin115 September 25 2013 at 8:29 AM

....We miss you Kurt......

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Good Day To All! September 25 2013 at 9:06 AM

What a Beautiful (broken) Man.....I miss his talent...Always be remembered and admired.....

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stupidllbtards September 25 2013 at 12:07 PM

Who is AOL to tell me what I need?

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