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January 14, 2014

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

1. LOTS OF SECURITY AS EGYPTIANS VOTE ON CONSTITUTION

Some 160,000 soldiers and 200,000 policemen are guarding Cairo polling stations in the post-Morsi vote.

2. SPENDING BILL COULD END BUDGET BATTLE

The House votes Wednesday on a measure that maintains rent subsidies for the poor, gives federal civilian and military workers a 1 percent raise and beefs up security at U.S. embassies.

3. DEADLY BLAZE STRIKES CHINESE FACTORY

At least 16 people are killed in a fire at a shoe factory in the eastern city of Wenling in Zhejiang province.

4. 200 DEAD IN SOUTH SUDAN AFTER BOAT SINKS

The boat carrying mostly women and children fleeing war sank while crossing the Nile River.

5. POLICE ACQUITTED IN HOMELESS MAN’S VIDEOTAPED DEATH

Now the FBI says it will determine whether to take federal action against the former Fullerton, Calif., officers.

6. HOW CHRISTIE IS TRYING TO REBOUND

The embattled New Jersey governor will propose longer school days, but that could anger the teachers union.

7. WATER BILL DISPUTE SHUTS SOME TEXAS CLASSROOMS

The city of La Villa imposed an increase but the school district refused to pay, so the doors closed. “We need to get back to school,” one student says.

8. POLICE: MOVIE THEATER DISPUTE OVER TEXTING SPURS FATAL SHOOTING

A retired Tampa, Fla., police captain is charged with second-degree murder before a screening of “Lone Survivor.”

9. WHAT KIM DOTCOM’S PLANNING NOW

The indicted Internet entrepreneur says he’s starting a political party in New Zealand, though he can’t be a candidate.

10. WHERE YOU CAN SEE VINTAGE FOOTBALL TRADING CARDS

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is putting some 150 on exhibition Jan. 24-Feb. 10, including a series from 1894

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