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August 22, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. NSA REVEALS DATA-MINING MISTAKES

The agency says it mended its ways after scooping up tens of thousands of emails and other communications with no connection to terrorism.

2. MANNING HANDED 35-YEAR SENTENCE

But with good behavior and credit for time served, the soldier who spilled secrets to WikiLeaks could be paroled in as little as seven years, his lawyer says.

3. US, ALLIES PRESSURE ASSAD

The West is demanding that Syria allow a U.N. team to investigate the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack that may have killed hundreds, including many children.

4, FOR MUBARAK, LIMITED FREEDOM

The deposed autocrat will be freed from jail — but put under house arrest, Egypt's military government decrees.

5. DEFENDANT IN FORT HOOD MASSACRE YIELDS TO HIS FATE

The Army psychiatrist rests his case without calling a single witness or testifying in his own defense.

6. WHAT'S CHANGED SINCE THE '63 MARCH ON WASHINGTON

The civil rights movement has come to embrace gay rights in the half-century since the galvanizing march led by Martin Luther King Jr.

7. VEEP'S SON ON THE MEND

After "a successful procedure" at a Texas cancer center, Beau Biden will be discharged Thursday, his father says.

8. WHERE THE MOVIE INDUSTRY LAGS TV

Major studios still are reluctant to feature gay and lesbian characters in film roles, an advocacy group says.

9. DOLPHIN DETECTIVE HUNTS KILLER

The founder of a stranding center joins an intensive inquiry into the hundreds of East Coast dolphin deaths this summer. Some of the mammals have tested positive for a virus blamed in a 1987 die-off.

10. WHY GOOGLE'S A HOT TOPIC

Talks with the NFL raise speculation that the Internet behemoth covets the contract for the league's Sunday Ticket package.

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