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Ten Things You Need to Know Today

NY Carriage Horses (Horse-drawn carriage roll through New York's Central Park,  Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010. New York Gov. David Pa

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

1. WHERE THE HEALTH CARE WEBSITE WENT WRONG

Contractors say the problems trace back to insufficient testing and late changes government officials made.

2. 5 INJURED ON STATE FAIR RIDE

Passengers are hospitalized after an apparent malfunction on the "Vortex," which spins, twirls and flips passengers upside down, at the North Carolina State Fair.

3. MERKEL SAYS SPYING ALLEGATIONS HAVE HARMED TIES WITH U.S.

"We need trust among allies and partners," the German leader says. "Such trust now has to be built anew."

4. PORTUGAL REOPENS THE MADELEINE MCCANN CASE

Prosecutors say new evidence has emerged more than six years after the British girl vanished.

5. WHY ACTIVISTS ARE PUSHING SAUDI WOMEN TO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL

They hope recent reforms made by the monarchy have readied the deeply conservative nation for change.

6. FDA RECOMMENDING LIMITS ON MOST-PRESCRIBED PAINKILLERS

In a big shift, the agency says hydrocodone-containing drugs should be subject to the same restrictions as other narcotics like oxycodone and morphine.

7. HOW GAY COUPLE ARE GETTING AROUND OKLA. BAN

Groom-to-be Darren Black Bear is a member of the Cheyenne Arapaho, among the few Native American tribes that allow same-sex marriages.

8. NYC HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES COULD CLIP-CLOP TO A HALT

Animal activists who have long argued against the tradition have the backing of both leading candidates for mayor.

9. FORMER RADIO PERSONALITY ARRESTED IN SEX STING

Dave Herman, who was a pioneering rock disc jockey in New York, is accused of trying to transport a 7-year-old girl to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

10. CARDINALS GET EVEN WITH HELP FROM ROOKIE, VETERAN

Michael Wacha and Carlos Beltran are making the most of their first World Series, propelling St. Louis to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

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geotrm October 25 2013 at 9:30 AM

why get rid of the horses clean up the towns and do somthing with all the gettos around here

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hambrock7 geotrm October 25 2013 at 10:05 AM

YAY, in every city

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JoAnne's October 25 2013 at 11:42 AM

FDA Recommends Limits: Some patients are allergic to alternative medications such as NSAIDS (such as Motrin, Aspirin, etc) and can only take narcotics for pain. Limiting the hydrocodone-containing drugs could cause many issues for those patients that truly need this prescription and are NOT abusing it. If the concern is over abuse, then come up with an action that will help identify the abusers such as periodic drug testing or having to see the doctor every six months for evaluation of this medication.

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Tom and Tanya October 25 2013 at 12:33 PM

Megan Barrelo summarizes the Saudis as "deeply conservative"? Where does she get this stuff? Labeling Saudis as deeply conservative is not a euphemism, it's an inaccuracy. If she labels Saudis conservatives, why not label Merkel the modern-day German leader to Hitler? Ridiculous.

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ordobtrebla October 25 2013 at 10:42 AM

I've been on one of these carrage rides...Cost about 100 dollars for a 45 minute ride...Some of these owners make over a thosand dollars a day...Yet...They keep these poor animals in stall's that are just big enough to walk the horse in and back him out...I'll never ride one again for that reason..

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IRVING October 25 2013 at 7:05 AM

Do the animal activists and Mayoral candidates know what will happen to these horses when their carriages clip clop to a halt ?

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Carolann IRVING October 25 2013 at 8:33 AM

Exactly Irving, at least there is money coming in to feed the horses to exercise! Silly isn't it!

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EMC Carolann October 25 2013 at 9:05 AM

Why should horses be ill used for money??

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EMC IRVING October 25 2013 at 9:04 AM

they are being replaced by period looking electric cars!!! The tourists will love it..

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yehuda2141 October 25 2013 at 8:54 AM

A great nyc tradition coming to an end cause of some BS about horses being mistreated.Next thing they will go after is horse racing.There is no end to this.But its ok for Dogs to urinate and crap all over my neighborhood so the stench is disgusting in the park on summer days.

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EMC yehuda2141 October 25 2013 at 9:02 AM

SO happy that the horses in NYC are coming to an end due to hard and factual work of a large group of people who live in NYC.. The horses stand behind car and truck exhaust all day long. They are hit, they are turned over, they never have any time in a pasture. Horses are not meant to stand in little ill ventilated stalls
They are in the heavy cold rain and very cold weather without being able to move. YOU are obviously not an animal person and know nothing about animals in general. It is the law in move states that dog owners should pick up the poop of their dogs..

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lwa100 EMC October 25 2013 at 9:25 AM

Now the horses will be off to the soap factory and dog food factory.

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hoofy53 October 25 2013 at 8:30 AM

WOW , bury the story about Germany dumping us as friends and possibly Allies soon because of this administration spying on them and most of the world with fluff piece like horse drawn carriages !! Nice move ,the Liberal media masters are sitting back smiling and saying ,"Exxxxxcellent........Exxxxxcellent !!"

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EMC hoofy53 October 25 2013 at 9:08 AM

why can't both stories be addressed! This story of badly treated horses getting off the streets of NYC is well over due. Many many people in NYC and other places have been working on this for a long time. It is about time to bring the welfare of animals in NYC up to the 21st century! Do you know that healthy dogs are been "put to sleep" every day in NYC too? The "shelters" there are places of torture and disease! I hope the people in NYC will address themselves to that next!!

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Carolann October 25 2013 at 8:29 AM

Nice to hear of the women reforms in Saudi Arabia, hope they are fine with driving soon.

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Julie October 25 2013 at 7:20 AM

Am I missing something? What does this picture have to do with the ten things listed?

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