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Brazil Rio Caimans (In this Oct. 14, 2013 photo, ecology professor Ricardo Freitas catches a broad-snouted caiman to examine, th
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

1. WHEN FEDERAL EMPLOYEES HAVE TO RETURN TO WORK

Government workers are supposed to be back on the job on their next scheduled day - for most, that's Thursday morning.

2. WHICH AGENCIES COLLABORATED IN DRONE STRIKE PROGRAM

Documents provided by former systems analyst Edward Snowden show how heavily the CIA relies on the NSA's intelligence gathering.

3. THE WORLD COMES TOGETHER FOR AN EARTHQUAKE DRILL

More than 24 million people around the globe sign up to duck under their desks at 10:17 a.m. local time, cover their heads and hold onto something sturdy.

4. CORY BOOKER'S PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR

New Jersey voters can expect to see their new senator, elected Wednesday to fill Frank Lautenberg's seat, back on the campaign trail soon.

5. ALL PRESUMED DEAD AFTER LAOS CRASH

A plane carrying 44 passengers and five crew members went down in bad weather in the Southeast Asian nation.

6. FACEBOOK RELAXES PRIVACY SETTINGS FOR TEENS

The social network is now allowing users ages 13-17 to share their posts with anyone on the Internet.

7. WHERE WOMEN SCIENTISTS ARE EARNING THEIR DUE

An event at Brown University was aimed at adding information to Wikipedia about the scientific and technological achievements of women.

8. SLITHERING CREATURES AWAIT OLYMPICS VISITORS

Thousands of broad-snouted caimans live in sewage-like lagoons in Rio de Janeiro.

9. WHO'S GETTING HIS OWN TV SHOW

Mia Farrow's son Ronan - who until recently hadn't been in the public eye - will host a weekday program on MSNBC.

10. WHAT STARTED THE DODGERS' GAME 5 RALLY

Los Angeles' first homer of the NLCS came courtesy of Adrian Gonzalez and helped keep the team going in the series.

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frant100 October 17 2013 at 8:35 AM

Who says I needed to know any of hat crap?

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geotrm October 17 2013 at 7:33 AM

i could do better for 10 things i should know today and to think someone gets paid for this junk mail

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ralphurmi October 17 2013 at 8:37 AM

I thought it is the responsib ility of the house of representatives to pass bills relating to finances and allocating money and budgets. Then where does Senate come in. Why then the Senate has to pass the Bill which then The House has to approve which then The president signs. Little confusing to me. Can any one clarify please.

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hoofy53 October 17 2013 at 7:56 AM

Why isn't this website reporting the lack of security for your personal information when you sign up on the (Canadian created) website for Obamacare ?? "You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system," reads the disclaimer, which does not appear on the site's visible "Terms and Conditions" page.
It seems this media doesn't care that the security experts are worried this paragraph beneath the surface at HealthCare.gov may represent an ominous sign -- that the U.S. government is ill-equipped to handle identity thieves.

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hoofy53 October 17 2013 at 8:12 AM

One has to wonder why a respectable media like AOL would buy up a failing news BLOG like the Huff Post and then inflict their biased propaganda on its longtime subscribers !! Its almost as if they want most of their readers to switch over to Fox News !! What real knowledge could possibly be gleaned from biased propaganda in the form of some bloggers opinions that is wrapped up in a bow and presented as a "news "story ?? Only mentally crippled sheeple could possible use anything they read on HP and use it as proof of anything but their low IQ !!! With that being said ,have a Great Thursday !!

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rkeeeballs hoofy53 October 17 2013 at 9:51 AM

Feeling a bit "holier than thou" today ?....it shows... :>)

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gsports97 hoofy53 October 17 2013 at 10:07 AM

Best post i have seen about HUFF POST, If there not working for righty then i will stop eating. It seems they even have there legends of IQ less menions posting like lemmings when they spread there propaganda. But the last place in the world i would have anything to do with is FOX NO NEWS.

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CHUCK SCHMIDT October 17 2013 at 6:36 AM

so where are the 10 things I have yo know? This is junk mail stuff.

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zdddyz October 17 2013 at 7:41 AM

who cares

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rwxcs_01 October 17 2013 at 9:57 AM

so crazy~

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geotrm October 17 2013 at 10:06 AM

we need a new president all the welfair people voted him in now we pay for it taxes us more obama cant wait till his time is up dont needanother clinton in there too bj dont count thats all he proved too for this country

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starthrower50 geotrm October 17 2013 at 12:02 PM

I have absolutely no idea what you said, which tells the tale of years of educational program cutting. Literacy is a thing of the past, as are subjects like geography, civics, and others which produce adults with the skills they need to elect good leaders.

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Betty Boop October 17 2013 at 10:25 AM

I am sick of politics. "Shoot up amongst them, some one has to have some relief"

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starthrower50 Betty Boop October 17 2013 at 11:49 AM

Oh, I dunno... it's been kind of fun watching the Republicans shoot themselves in the foot -- with the Tea Party aiming the gun for them.

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