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April 2, 2013

10 things to know for today

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

1. NORTH KOREA VOWS TO RESTART NUCLEAR REACTOR

The mothballed Yongbyon complex was closed in 2007 as part of an international nuclear disarmament deal.

2. CONNECTICUT REACHES DEAL ON 'STRONGEST' GUN LAWS IN US

The deal bans high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown massacre and creates a statewide dangerous weapon offender registry.

3. THE MISTAKE THAT FREED PRISON CHIEF SLAYING SUSPECT

A paperwork error failed to catch a previous felony conviction for Evan Spencer Ebel, causing his release four years early from prison.

4. BAD NEWS FOR EUROPE'S ECONOMY

Unemployment across the 17 countries that use the euro rose to 12 percent for the first time the currency was launched in 1999.

5. SUSPICION FALLS ON WHITE SUPREMACIST IN DA SLAYING

Authorities had issued a bulletin warning that the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas might try to retaliate against law enforcement.

6. WHY OBAMA IS HESITANT TO ARM SYRIAN REBELS

The AP's Lara Jakes reports the U.S. is trying not to thwart positive disarmament talks with Iran.

7. FOR HOLMES, 'JUSTICE IS DEATH'

Prosecutors will seek his execution if he is convicted of the Colorado movie theater attack that killed 12 people.

8. TOURISTS KIDNAPPED IN RIO

The couple was held for hours and the American woman was sexually assaulted aboard a public transport van in the Copacabana beach area.

9. 'BUCKWILD' CAST MEMBER'S LAST RIDE

Shain Gandee was found dead in an SUV, along with his uncle and another man, along a muddy track in West Virginia.

10. 'THE THREE BIG HOLIDAYS — THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS AND OPENING DAY'

Dodgers co-owner Stan Kasten echoes the feelings of many baseball fans who flocked to ballparks across the nation for an enduring rite of spring.

 

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