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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. THE NEXT STEP IN NEGOTIATIONS OVER UKRAINE
While Russian and Western diplomats continue to talk, Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers have yet to meet.
2. A HEALTH CARE LAW CHANGE THAT MAY HELP DEMOCRATS
The White House announces a two-year extension for some policies, avoiding possible election-year insurance cancellations.
3. CIA INVESTIGATES WHETHER OFFICERS SPIED ON SENATE
U.S. officials say the agency is looking into whether its officers improperly monitored members of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
4. WHERE A SHIP LADEN WITH SYRIAN ROCKETS WAS HEADED
Israelis accuse Iran of sending the weapons to the Gaza Strip, putting Israel's biggest cities well within range.
5. WHY BIN LADEN'S SON-IN-LAW IS ON TRIAL
Prosecutors cast him as a murderous mouthpiece for al-Qaida; His attorney says they are playing on resentment from the Sept. 11 attacks, even though he wasn't involved in the plot.
6. HOW THE COLLEGE BOARD IS CHANGING THE SAT
Essays are optional, there are no penalties for wrong answers and some obscure vocabulary words will be removed in favor of more commonly used ones.
7. WHAT ONE BABY'S POSSIBLE CURE MEANS FOR AIDS TREATMENT
Medicine given to her four hours after birth has doctors worldwide rethinking how fast and hard to treat infants born with HIV.
8. COSTLY WATER POLLUTION FOR MAJOR COAL PRODUCER
Under a proposed court settlement, Alpha Natural Resources Inc. could pay a record fine for violating permits, plus $200 million more to reduce toxic discharges in five Appalachian states.
9. POPE FINDS HIMSELF ON THE DEFENSIVE
Sex abuse victims say the Vatican is slow to follow up on a commission's announcement aimed at protecting children.
10. FACEBOOK TO MONITOR AND DELETE POSTS FOR GUN SALES
Under pressure from advocates, the company has agreed to delete entries from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.
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