Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. A SHORT-TERM REPAIR FOR THE DEBT CEILING
The House will vote Wednesday on a GOP measure to give the government enough borrowing leeway to pay three months’ worth of bills.
2. VOTERS THUMP NETANYAHU AND BOOST MODERATES
After a surprisingly weak showing at the polls, Israeli PM will likely have to soften his stance toward the Palestinians.
3. LISTEN UP: MYSTERY TRAILS BEYONCE
Questions swirl about whether she lip-synced the national anthem. (Not that anyone who heard her smashing inauguration performance is complaining.)
4. WHY ALGERIAN TROOPS ARE SCOURING THE SAHARA DESERT
Five foreign energy workers have vanished after being held hostage by radical Islamists. An official says they might have fled captivity and gotten lost.
5. HOW AMERICANS’ VIEWS ON IMMIGRATION ARE SHIFTING
More than 6 in 10 now favor allowing illegal immigrants to eventually become U.S. citizens, an AP-GfK poll shows.
6. THREE WOUNDED IN GUNFIRE AT TEXAS COLLEGE
Shots ring out. Some students barricade themselves in classrooms as others flee.
7. FOUR DECADES ON, DEBATE PERSISTS
Abortion opponents mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade with calls for more limits on rights won in the landmark Supreme Court ruling.
8. WHO’S GAINING RECOGNITION IN BRAZIL
Long considered eyesores, Rio’s shantytowns and the millions who live in them have literally been left off the map. That’s changing.
9. THE SLOWPOKE OF THE HIGH-TECH HIGHWAY
Faulty or low-performing batteries are hindering everything from 787 jetliners to cell phones.
10. WHERE THE NFL MAY DRAW THE LINE
The imaginary yellow line on TV showing the distance to a first down could one day be visible to refs on the football field and fans in the stadium.
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Lisa Montgomery embraces her nephew Thursday after a tornado tore apart her home in Cleburne, Texas. The twister killed six people and destroyed entire swaths of the North Texas town.
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Jack McMahon, the defense attorney for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, speaks outside the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia Tuesday. His client was convicted of killing three babies in his clinic, and will serve multiple life sentences.
Credit: AP/Matt Rourke
A photo taken Monday captures Vice President Joe Biden's response to a Milwaukee second-grader's innovative proposal to end America's epidemic of gun violence. This guy!
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., flanked by a grouper-eyed Michele Bachmann, addresses the IRS' admission that it targeted Tea Party groups in advance of the 2012 election. In an op-ed for CNN Thursday, the Kentucky senator slammed the president for his faux outrage.
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Ousted IRS chief Steven Miller is sworn in on Capitol Hill Friday. Miller testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on the extra scrutiny the agency gave conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
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Attorney General Eric Holder pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Holder is under fire, among other things, for the Justice Department's gathering of phone records at the Associated Press.
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O.J. Simpson sits during an evidentiary hearing at Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Nev., Thursday. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison for armed robbery and kidnapping, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial.
Credit: AP/Las Vegas Review-Journal/Jeff Scheid
Major Tom to ground control: On Sunday astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded the first music video from space, a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
Credit: AP/NASA/Chris Hadfield
When it rains it pours. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, inexplicably inspiring an #umbrellagate Twitter meme.
Credit: AP/Jacquelyn Martin
A smoke plume rises high above a road block at the intersection of County A and Ross Road east of Solon Springs, Wis., Tuesday. No injuries were reported, but the the wildfire caused evacuations across northwestern Wisconsin.
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