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Ten Things You Need to Know Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GOOD NEWS FOR TRAVELERS WHO DISLIKE BEING DISCONNECTED The FAA is easing restrictions on the use of electronic gadgets on airplanes – though chatting on cellphones will still be prohibited. 2. DECISION SHUTTERS 12 OF 32 TEXAS ABORTION CLINICS A panel of ...

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Millions on food stamps facing benefits cuts

This Oct. 8, 2013 photo shows Jennifer Donald, whose family receives money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as food stamps, looking at her son’s drawing as his sister Jayla, 10, helps prepare dinner in Philadelphia. (MoneyWatch) It is late October, so Adrianne Flowers is out of money to buy food for her family. That is no surprise. ...

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Navy Yard Shooter Expected to Be Killed

Aaron Alexis, the man who carried out the massacre in the Washington Navy Yard last week, had a “delusional belief” that he was being controlled by electromagnetic waves and fully expected to be killed when he launched his attack, federal investigators said today. Alexis etched the phrase “end to the torment” on the shotgun’s barrel, officials said. Source: ABC     

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A Mother's Tenacity Cracks Son's Murder

It took eight years and a mother’s intuition and determination, but this week Florida police arrested Jason Gailey and charged him with the 2005 murder of Ronald Johnson. Judy Weaver, Johnson’s mother, did everything except put the cuffs on Gailey despite years of resistance by police who classified Johnson’s death as a bicycle accident. Source: ABC     

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