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School Shooting Demolition (FILE - This Dec. 14, 2012 aerial file photo shows Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Con
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

1. SOME FURLOUGHED WORKERS CALLED BACK

The status of thousands of federal employees changed from nonessential to essential over the course of the partial government shutdown.

2. BAGGAGE HANDLER ARRESTED IN AIRPORT BLASTS

An airport employee being held in lieu of $1 million bail is accused of taking dry ice from a plane at LAX and putting it in plastic bottles, which exploded.

3. DEADLY TYPHOON, MUDSLIDES HIT JAPAN

Dozens are missing after a powerful storm hits an island south of Tokyo and sweeps up the Pacific coast.

4. OBAMA BESTOWS MEDAL OF HONOR ON AFGHAN VET

William D. Swenson, recognized for bravery in a battle against Taliban insurgents in 2009, now wants to return to active duty.

5. ALLEGED TERRORIST CAPTURED IN LIBYA PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN NYC

The case renews debate about whether it's best to try terror suspects in military or civilian courts.

6. SHERIFF: GIRL'S TORMENTOR ARRESTED AFTER FACEBOOK BOAST

A teen said to be primarily responsible for bullying a classmate who then committed suicide brags about it online. She and a 12-year-old now face charges of stalking.

7. WHO'S IN THE RUNNING FOR ROCK HALL OF FAME

Nirva n a, Linda Ronstadt and Peter Gabriel are among first-timers on the annual list of nominees.

8. WHY ALL TRACES OF CONN. SCHOOL ARE BEING ERADICATED

The goal during demolition of the site of the Sandy Hook shootings will be to prevent exploitation of any remnants of the building, an official says.

9. DODGERS FIND THEMSELVES ON THE EDGE

Game 5 of the NLCS will be Los Angeles' last this year unless the home team can muster a win against the Cardinals.

10. WHERE A RARE SEA CREATURE WAS DISCOVERED

A woman snorkeling off the Southern California coast finds the carcass of an 18-foot oarfish - a deep-water species that can grow up t o 50-feet long.

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