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Ten Things You Need to Know Today

World Series Cardinals Red Sox Baseball (In this combo of photos, Boston Red Sox players, top row from left, Jonny Gomes, Ryan D


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

1. MORE TROUBLE IN THE U.S. NUCLEAR ARSENAL

Air Force officials tell The AP that twice this year, officers entrusted missile launch keys left a blast door intended to help stop intruders open.

2. AP REVIEW FINDS HEALTH WEBSITE DEVELOPERS RAISED RED FLAGS

Meanwhile, the White House says President Obama's longtime adviser will provide management advice to help fix the system.

3. DEAD MARATHON SUSPECT TIED TO 2011 KILLINGS

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was named as a participant in an earlier triple homicide by a man who was subsequently shot to death while being questioned, according to a court filing.

4. POLISH ARCHBISHOP'S SEX ABUSE REMARKS CRITICIZED

The church leader appeared to suggest that children are partly to blame for being molested by priests.

5. APPLE UNVEILS THINNER, LIGHTER IPAD

The company's market chief says the Air model is eight times faster than the original and weighs just 1 pound.

6. NEVADA BOY SAYS HE CAME FACE TO FACE WITH SHOOTER

"When he pulled a gun, we knew what happened," Angelo Ferro tells The Associated Press.

7. HOW LONDON HEALTH OFFICIALS FIND TB PATIENTS

A van equipped with an X-ray machine drives around London, the tuberculosis capital of Western Europe, offering free checkups.

8. WHY YOUR NEXT CAR WILL PROBABLY BE WHITE

The variety of flat shades to creamy pearls is helping to make it the world's favorite automotive color.

9. WHAT COULD BE NEXT FOR SPACE TOURISM

An Arizona-based company announces plans to send people up 19 miles in a capsule, lifted by a high-altitude balloon.

10. MEET 'THE SALTINE,' 'THE CANUCK,' 'THE WOLF'

The beards of the Boston Red Sox have taken on lives - and names - of their own.

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jmdarcey October 23 2013 at 8:21 AM

They are not paid to be "pretty". They are Paid to PLAY Baseball. And since they are one of 2 teams going to the World Series, it appears that they play baseball pretty well, don't ya think?

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Traci October 23 2013 at 8:40 AM

I can't believe all the negativity over their beards. It's no different with "cowboy up" in 2003 or "The Idiots" in 2004. It's a way for the players to be united and play their best and most importantly, to have fun while doing it. Get over it people. They are here to play baseball, not win beauty contests or look "professional" like the Yankees (and we all know how they did this year). GO SOX!

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musicmakingman October 23 2013 at 8:33 AM

Strange thing is, no one has ever complained about hockey players sprouting beards come playoff time every year and they have been doing it for a long, long time.
As for "role models" with beards .. we could start with Abraham Lincoln ....

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Karen musicmakingman October 23 2013 at 8:48 AM

Thank you!

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cindy October 23 2013 at 8:25 AM

Who cares what they look like? They are here to play ball, not win a beauty contest.

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jnjsec October 23 2013 at 10:15 AM

I don't like some of these--too bushy. They need to be trimmed.

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Jim Wilson October 23 2013 at 10:46 AM

10 major yawns. Get with it here

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peggy345 October 23 2013 at 12:32 PM

STL in 4...5...6...7 Whatever it takes!
The baby birds will be flying high!
Go Cardinals!

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Marie October 23 2013 at 2:01 PM

Wonder how happy the wives/girlfriends of these bearded players feel...I personally hate the real sloppy ones, the untrimmed ones.

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geotrm October 23 2013 at 7:27 AM

ii think the red soxs should look like pro baseball players not like bums

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hi vin October 23 2013 at 2:04 PM

New York Yankee fan...but how can you not root for the Sox after having such a miserable year last year. from worst to best

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