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January 23, 2013

Today's Top 10 stories from A.P.

Here is a look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. A VOTE TO AVOID DEBT CRISIS

The House is expected to vote Wednesday to let the government borrow enough to pay three months' worth of bills.

2. NETANYAHU SCRAMBLES TO RETAIN POWER IN ISRAEL

The elections ended in a deadlock in parliament, making it more difficult for the prime minister to form a new coalition to stay in office.

3. CLINTON FINALLY FACES CONGRESS

The secretary of state testifies later today about the Sept. 11 attack on the Libya diplomatic mission that killed a U.S. ambassador.

4. WHAT JOBS AREN'T COMING BACK AFTER RECESSION

An AP analysis finds millions of middle-class jobs are disappearing, replaced by technology.

5. TEXAS COLLEGE GUNFIRE SPARKS FEARS OF MASS SHOOTING

Three people were wounded at the Houston-area college and one of the wounded was charged with assault.

6. GENERAL CLEARED IN EMAIL INQUIRY

The Pentagon reviewed more up to 30,000 pages of emails between Gen. John Allen and a Tampa socialite, but found no misconduct.

7. WHO MIGHT LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that if his party wins the next election he'll let voters decide whether to leave the EU.

8. THE COLDEST PLACE IN THE U.S.

Temperatures in Embarrass, Minn., rose to 15 below on Tuesday night from 36 below zero the day before as a deep freeze moved east.

9. LISTEN UP: BEYONCE GOES SILENT WHEN ASKED ABOUT LIP SYNCING

Questions swirl about whether the singer's voice was pre-recorded for her rendition of the national anthem.

10. SERENA'S GRAND SLAM REIGN ENDS

Williams' loss in the Australian Open quarterfinals to teenager Sloane Stephens was her first defeat in a major since last year's French Open.

 

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