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October 8, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. WHAT'S ECLIPSING THE SHUTDOWN

A possible national default is looming closer, rattling markets in the U.S. and overseas as Congress remains gridlocked.

2. HEALTH CARE ROLLOUT DRAWING RANGE OF RESPONSES

Opponents of the new law are crowing about its glitch-ridden start, while others insist the online enrollment system can be fixed.

3. HOW SEPARATE US RAIDS IN AFRICA ARE LINKED

The two operations, thousands of miles apart, show an American readiness to go after militants in nations where authorities are unable to do so, even years later.

4. EGYPT'S UNCERTAIN PATH FORWARD

Its leaders are pumping up a pro-military, nationalist fervor while also trying to crush ousted president Morsi's Islamist supporters. The result has been more turmoil.

5. WHO'S TAKING A FRESH LOOK AT CAMPAIGN FINANCING

The Supreme Court is considering whether to undo some limits on contributions from big givers to political campaigns.

6. ARGENTINE PRESIDENT FACES SURGERY

A clot pressing against Cristina Fernandez' brain was causing headaches, but worrying new symptoms are prompting immediate attention.

7. PROJECT LAUNCHED TO DECODE INFANTS' DNA

The study raises questions about how parents might make use of predicted health risks for their offspring.

8. MISSING PERSON CASES ON THE RISE IN RIO

An AP analysis shows 4,090 such cases were filed in the city and its impoverished outskirts last year, with heavy-handed police tactics raising suspicion.

9. TWITTER SEES BIG ROLE FOR SMALL SCREEN

The microblogging site, preparing for its IPO, is touting the revenue it hopes to make from TV tie-ins.

10. NFL TO MEET WITH TRIBE ON 'REDSKINS' NAME

The league says it intends to sit down with the Oneida Indian Nation — leading a "Change the Mascot" campaign — in the coming weeks.

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