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10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 9:07 p.m.

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

1. FOOTBALL PLAYERS AT NORTHWESTERN CAN UNIONIZE

The federal agency’s decision could revolutionize college sports — raising the possibility of salaries for student-athletes, along with such things as labor strikes and lockouts.

2. EL-SISSI SEEKING EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY

The defense chief says he’s resigning from the military to run in next month’s elections. He becomes the clear front-runner.

3. WHY OBAMA NEEDS PUTIN, DESPITE UKRAINE RIFT

The AP’s Julie Pace notes that the president has engaged Russia to help achieve some of his key goals, including preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power.

4. ‘BLACK BOXES,‘ IT TURNS OUT, AREN’T BLACK

The data recorders in aircraft like the missing Malaysia jet are actually orange — so they can be more easily seen.

5. CHARLOTTE MAYOR CAUGHT IN STING

Patrick Cannon, a Democrat on the job less than six months, allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes — including $20,000 in cash in his office.

6. WHICH STATE HAS THE MOST SEGREGATED SCHOOLS

It’s New York, where many black and Latino students attend public schools with virtually no white classmates, a UCLA study says.

7. BIN LADEN’S SON-IN-LAW CONVICTED

A federal jury finds Sulaiman Abu Ghaith guilty of conspiring to kill Americans and providing support to al-Qaida.

8. WHO’S JUMPING FROM JOB TO JOB

Younger Americans born in the early 1980s held an average of more than six jobs each from ages 18 through 26, a Labor Department survey shows.

9. SMARTPHONE APP HELPS RECOVERING ALCOHOLICS

It includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns.

10. HOW GWYNETH PALTROW PUZZLED HER PUBLIC

The actress’ description of her split from husband Chris Martin as a “conscious uncoupling” confounded many.


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 FILE - In this July 13, 2007 file photo, workers drill test holes at the Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay in Southwest, Alaska. The Pebble Mine is an environmentalist rallying cry, a potential copper and gold mine at the headwaters of one of the world’s richest salmon runs that the Obama administration is blocking, and an unusually-potent wedge issue in development-happy Alaska that could help Democratic Sen. Mark Begich survive a strong challenge for his seat.  (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

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 Gay Soriano, left, talks with daughter Gabby, 11, as her brother Titan, 13, and father Rick walk nearby and along a memorial for victims of a deadly school shooting nearly a week earlier,  Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Marysville, Wash. The family are immediate relatives of Gia Soriano, 14, who died in shooting. The shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, was a homecoming prince from a prominent tribal family. On Friday, Fryberg pulled out a handgun in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria north of Seattle and started shooting. In addition to Gia Soriano, the victims were Zoe R. Galasso, 14; and Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, who is in critical condition; and Fryberg's cousins, Nate Hatch, 14, who is in satisfactory condition and Andrew Fryberg, 15, who is in critical condition. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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