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The Associated Press
Date
November 20, 2013

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

1. WHO’S POKIER THAN THEIR PARENTS

Children around the world don’t run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young, new research shows.

2. OPTIMISM ON THE EVE OF IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS

Most signs seem to point to a deal coming together before or over the weekend.

3. WHAT REMAINS A WORK IN PROGRESS

The Heathcare.gov website will still need fixes beyond the end of the month, Human Services chief Kathleen Sebelius tells the AP.

4. AFGHANIS DIVIDED OVER GRANTING LEGAL IMMUNITY TO AMERICAN TROOPS

The issue threatens to derail diplomatic efforts to keep thousands of U.S. soldiers in the country beyond next year’s withdrawal deadline.

5. WHY PEOPLE HAVE BEGUN ‘SPINNING’ 911 CALLS

They know that an emergency call can be used to lay the groundwork for a legal case because the transcripts often wind up being used as evidence.

6. ROB FORD’S SIBLINGS HAVE HAD THEIR OWN TRAVAILS

The Toronto mayor’s brother reportedly sold hashish in the 1980s and his sister has acknowledged a substance-abuse problem.

7. VIOLENCE ERUPTS AT HOME OF VIRGINIA LAWMAKER

Creigh Dodds, a former Democratic candidate for governor, is badly hurt in a stabbing. The attacker is apparently his 24-year-old son, who is found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot.

8. PHONE COMPANIES TURNED OFF BY ‘KILL SWITCH’

Samsung proposes installing a switch that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable. But U.S. carriers say the feature could also allow a hacker to disable someone’s phone.

9. JOHNSON & JOHNSON SETTLES HIP REPLACEMENT LAWSUITS

The company will pay $2.5 billion to resolve 8,000 cases in which its metal ball-and-socket implants had to be removed or replaced.

10. MSNBC MUM ON MARTIN BASHIR

It’s unclear whether the show host will be disciplined for distasteful remarks he made about Sarah Palin.

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