September 10, 2012

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Britain’s Andy Murray reacts after beating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York.
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday (times in EDT):

1. DEBATE SURROUNDS ANNUAL $60M COST OF 9/11 MEMORIAL

NYC mayor says the price is necessary for security and other requirements; some say it adds up to unneeded grandeur.

2. NO ELECTED OFFICIALS ON GROUND ZERO PROGRAM

“I think the idea that it’s even controversial that politicians wouldn’t be speaking is really rather remarkable,” says Debra Burlingame, whose brother piloted one hijacked plane.

3. WHY CHICAGO TEACHER STRIKE IS ESPECIALLY NOTABLE

With labor unions losing ground across the U.S., the implications will be wide.

4. SOMALIA GETS NEW PRESIDENT, NEW START

The impoverished country hasn’t had a functioning government since 1991, when warlords overthrew a dictator and chaos took hold.

5. HOW SYRIAN REBELS GET HELP IN ALEPPO FIGHT

AP’s Paul Schemm describes how some residents funnel food and supplies to the front, and provide safe haven in their homes.

6. MURRAY ENDS BRITAIN’S 76-YEAR GRAND SLAM WAIT

He wins the U.S. open in five sets over defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

7. WHO’S GEARING UP TONIGHT FOR A BIG STORM

Tropical Storm Leslie is expected to make landfall Tuesday in Newfoundland, and may become a hurricane.

8. STUDY: ACUPUNCTURE CAN EASE ACHES

The needle therapy has become more mainstream — the military has used it to help treat pain from war wounds.

9. WHERE ANGELINA JOLIE IS VISITING

On Tuesday she’ll be with displaced Syrians at a tent camp in Jordan, in her role as the U.N. refugee agency’s special envoy.

10. NICKI MINAJ SAYS HER RAP WASN’T ROMNEY ENDORSEMENT

Via Twitter, she thanks Obama for understanding “my creative humor and sarcasm.”

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