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10 Things to Know for Today

May 22nd, 2013 7:44 am by Associated Press

10 Things to Know for Today

A rescuer searches a neighborhood near Telephone Road in Moore, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2013. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Sarah Phipps)

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

1. DIGGING OUT FROM OKLAHOMA TORNADO

Rescuers are nearly finished searching for victims, but most Moore residents are just starting to find out whether their homes were destroyed.

2. STAR WITNESS IN IRS HEARINGS NOT TALKING

Lois Lerner, who revealed the agency's targeting of conservative groups, has said she will invoke the Fifth Amendment when called to testify before Congress today.

3. IMMIGRATION CLEARS ITS FIRST HURDLE

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to pass a key priority for Obama's second term, creating a pathway to citizenship for millions.

4. WHAT JODI ARIAS SAID FROM PRISON

After begging a jury to let her live, Arias tells the AP that she didn't get a fair trial and her lawyers should have called witnesses to support her claims that her boyfriend abused her.

5. BREAKTHROUGH IN BENGHAZI PROBE

The U.S. says it has ID'd five suspects in the deadly attack in Libya, though it doesn't yet have enough evidence to try them.

6. ANTHONY WEINER LAUNCHES COMEBACK CAMPAIGN

The ex-congressman whose career imploded over raunchy tweets two years ago announced in a video that he's running for New York City mayor.

7. NORTH KOREA SENDS SPECIAL ENVOY TO CHINA

The trip is the highest-profile visit by a North Korean official to China this year as Beijing is showing more frustration with Pyongyang over nuclear threats.

8. SUICIDE AT NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL

A 78-year-old historian put a letter on the altar of the 850-year-old French monument, pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head.

9. WHAT THE NEW XBOX CAN DO

The console seamlessly switches back and forth between watching live TV, listening to music, watching a movie and browsing the Internet.

10. WHO WON 'DANCING WITH THE STARS'

Country singer Kellie Pickler edged out Disney Channel star Zendaya and football pro Jacoby Jones.


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