September 24, 2012

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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A Free Syrian Army soldier, left, looks at dead bodies laying on a roadside in front of al-Shifa hospital, at al-Shaar neighborhood, in Aleppo city, Syria, Monday Sept. 24, 2012. Syrian warplanes bombed two buildings on Monday in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least five people including three children from the same family, activists said.
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

1. A GLOOMY ASSESSEMENT OF SYRIA

The civil war is worsening and there’s no prospect of a quick end to the violence, international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi tells the U.N. But he says he’s got a plan to break the impasse.

2. WHY SYRIA’S HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IS LIKELY TO WORSEN

Winter is approaching in the war-torn nation, raising the specter of increasing hunger and even deaths from the cold.

3. PROBING THE POLICE SHOOTING OF AN AMPUTEE

The FBI will join the investigation into an officer’s deadly shooting of a man in a wheelchair at a group home in Houston.

4. FOREIGN POLICY HITS HOME

Romney and Obama spar over who is better equipped to handle world events — such as the uproar across the Middle East over the anti-Islam video.

5. RADICAL MUSLIM CLERIC TO FACE CHARGES IN THE U.S., COURT DECIDES

Abu Hamza al-Masri — one of Britain’s most notorious extremists — allegedly tried to set up an al-Qaida training camp in rural Oregon.

6. A SHIFT IN THE LANDSCAPE OF COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

It’s a first: More students in the class of 2012 took the ACT than the rival SAT.

7. FACEBOOK’S STOCK TUMBLES AGAIN

Drop of nearly nine percent follows a report in Barron’s that the stock is still “too pricey.”

8. WHY AMTRAK IS BREAKING THE SPEED LIMIT IN THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR

The rail service will test trains at 165 mph — in hopes of one day offering passenger service at the faster speeds.

9. HOW ‘HOMELAND’ SECURED FOUR EMMYS

“The show has a very intense relevance to the world that we live in, and that adds greatly to its watercooler effect,” Showtime president David Nevins says of his network’s thriller.

10. CALLING IT LIKE THEY SEE IT

The furor over the NFL’s replacement refs grows — and the league levies fines against verbally abusive coaches.

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