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Ten Things You Need to Know Today

Humor Prize Carol Burnett (Carol Burnett is honored with the Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 in


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

1. SAME-SEX COUPLES EXCHANGE VOWS IN NEW JERSEY

U.S. Senator-elect and Newark Mayor Cory Booker presides over ceremonies in Newark as the Garden State becomes the 14th to recognize gay marriage.

2. HURRICANE RAYMOND GAINS STRENGTH

Mexico's already soaked Pacific coast braces for heavy rains a month after Tropical Storm Manuel caused widespread damage.

3. WHERE POISONINGS ARE BLAMED ON PESTICIDES

"We've gone from a pretty healthy population to one with a high rate of cancer, birth defects, and illnesses seldom seen before," says a doctor in Argentina.

4. WHOSE NEGLECT LIES HIDDEN

A growing cohort of elderly people across the world live - and increasingly die - in silence, unseen and unheard, left to fend for themselves.

5. CONTAMINATED BREAST MILK PROMPTS WARNING

Researchers find high amounts of bacteria that could sicken babies in three-fourths of the 101 samples they bought online.

6. 15% OF AMERICANS AGE 16-24 ARE IDLE

Six million young people are neither in school nor working, a study finds.

7. ISRAEL-U.S. RIFT OVER IRAN WIDENS

Israel's prime minister calls for continued pressure on Iran for its suspected nuclear program, even as American officials weigh easing economic sanctions.

8. SAN FRANCISCO COMMUTE PROMISES TO BE ROUGH AGAIN

The Bay Area is in for another day of gridlock with no immediate plans for more talks between striking rail workers and transit officials.

9. HOW CAROL BURNETT GOT THE LAST LAUGH

Burnett, who just won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, says a TV executive once told her that variety shows like hers were "a man's game."

10. COLTS THROW HOMECOMING FOR PEYTON

Indianapolis rolls out the red carpet for Manning in his first return leading Denver's offense.

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savannahswithgod October 21 2013 at 9:20 AM

Number 1 should be " what do you get for destroying a Country"? Tell us AOL, the rest of the Media, the Gov and the Biz World? It's sad out here and 10 things I need to know aint!

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soup46 October 21 2013 at 9:32 AM

11. Jets are handed the game due bogus call!

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kilaueaandiniki soup46 October 21 2013 at 10:08 AM

Old rule: New rules are still rules.

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gransmundy October 21 2013 at 9:35 AM

Life is "like a bowl of cherries". Enjoy your day no matter how dull it may seem.

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madfam004 October 21 2013 at 9:35 AM

Do they pull these things out of a hat at the office party? Come on. Be more creative and realistic.

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BOB MONTMORAN October 21 2013 at 8:55 AM

Denver loss was still an awsome performance by Manning. Super game.

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Edmond S. Abrain October 21 2013 at 9:03 AM

What I would like to know is exactly who got the $600 million dollars spent on the website design for Obamacare.

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BLONDIE & GRUMPY Edmond S. Abrain October 21 2013 at 11:15 AM

The same company that designed the Homeland Security System that was scrapped for almost a Billion $...

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tomfox2535 October 21 2013 at 11:04 AM

rethink 911.org. read and ask question Why did 50 story tower fall down ten hours later. No plane involved .O K Green Party ask the question don't be afraid.

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