In this image taken from video, dead bodies lie on the road near Bentiu, South Sudan, on Sunday, April 20, 2014. The United Nations' top humanitarian official in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, that the ethnically targeted killings are "quite possibly a game-changer" for a conflict that has been raging since mid-December and that has exposed longstanding ethnic hostilities. There was also a disturbing echo of Rwanda, which is marking the 20th anniversary this month of its genocide that killed 1 million people. (AP Photo/Toby Lanzer, United Nations) (AP)

10 Things to Know for Wednesday


April 23, 2014 5:16AM (UTC)

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

1. SUPREME COURT DEALS BLOW TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

By a 6-2 majority, the court declares that voters in a state can outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions.

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2. STOWAWAY WENT UNDETECTED FOR HOURS AT AIRPORT

Surveillance video shows the teen who flew to Hawaii in the wheel well of a jetliner was on the San Jose airfield seven hours before the flight departed.

3. WORLD'S NEWEST COUNTRY RIVEN BY ETHNIC VIOLENCE

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The U.N. says hundreds of civilians were gunned down in a massacre last week in South Sudan, leaving "piles and piles" of bodies behind.

4. WHOSE POPULARITY IS SOARING

Vladimir Putin's approval rating hits 80 percent amid euphoria in Russia over the annexation of Crimea.

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5. MARKET STILL WEAK FOR NEW COLLEGE GRADS

Many are settling for jobs outside their fields of study or for less pay than they'd expected or hoped for.

6. HOW RAND PAUL IS WOOING MINORITY VOTERS

The potential 2016 presidential candidate is visiting urban areas, selling the Republican issue of school choice to inner-city parents.

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7. SHERPAS STAGING WALKOUT AT EVEREST

The climbers are demanding that the government set up a relief fund for Sherpas who are killed or injured in accidents on the mountain.

8. IRS PAYS $1M TO WORKERS WHO OWED BACK TAXES

The employee bonuses don't violate federal rules, but they're inconsistent with the IRS mission to enforce tax laws, an investigator says.

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9. WHY HOLLYWOOD HOPES HISTORY DOESN'T REPEAT

Last summer, a number of high-profile movies tanked. The first of this summer's wide releases is "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," coming May 2.

10. ALBERT PUJOLS HITS 500TH HOME RUN

The Angels' slugger reaches the milestone with a pair of shots against the Washington Nationals.

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