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March 5, 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. CHAVEZ HEALTH WORSENS, SUFFERS ‘SEVERE INFECTION’

Venezuela’s communications minister says the 58-year-old president is in a “very delicate” state and having trouble breathing.

2. SANCTIONS FOR NORTH KOREA

The U.S. and China agreed on a resolution to punish the nation for its latest nuclear test.

3. GOP ERECTS A BUDGET FIREWALL

House Republicans have crafted a spending plan aimed partly at cushioning the Pentagon from cuts.

4. BRENNAN SET FOR SENATE VOTE

The Intelligence Committee will move on Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, as Republicans pressed for more classified records on drone attacks.

5. WHICH CANDIDATE HAS EARLY LEAD IN KENYA’S ELECTIONS

Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces criminal charges for post-election violence in 2007-2008 leads Prime Minister Raila Odinga 54 percent to 41 percent.

6. WHO POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR IN HIT-AND-RUN ON EXPECTANT PARENTS

Julio Acevedo was arrested on a DUI charge last month and spent a decade in prison in the 1990s for manslaughter.

7. WHAT CHINA VALUES ABOVE GROWTH

Retiring premier Wen Jiabao says the country would work to repair the environment and improve quality of life.

8. MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IN DRUM MAJOR’S BEATING

Twelve former Florida A&M University band members could face up to 15 years in prison for the charge in the 2011 hazing death.  

9. CALIF. NURSE REFUSES TO PERFORM CPR ON A DYING WOMAN

The staffer was following policy of the independent living home, which says to call emergency personnel and wait.

10. THE WHITNEY HOUSTON FILES

The FBI released details of investigations into fan mail threats and an alleged extortion attempt on the late singer.

 

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