In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, a cricket player waits his turn to play next to a soccer ball in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Without a national tournament, Cuba has amateur tournaments between Cuban teams and teams of students from cricket-playing countries. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) (AP)

10 Things to Know for Today


October 6, 2014 2:00PM (UTC)

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

1. FIFTH AMERICAN WITH EBOLA BACK FROM AFRICA

Ashoka Mukpo, who became ill with the disease in Liberia, is expected to arrive in the U.S. on Monday and will be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center.

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2. THREE WIN MEDICINE NOBEL

U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian husband and wife Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser receive the prize for discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.

3. HONG KONG PROTESTS SUBSIDE AFTER TUMULTUOUS WEEK

While schools reopen and civil servants return to work, a few hundred demonstrators remain camped out, vowing to keep up the pressure on the government.

4. WHAT ISSUE SUPREME COURT COULD TACKLE IN NEW TERM

The justices will have several chances in the coming weeks to accept appeals from officials in five states trying to preserve their same-sex marriage bans.

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5. OIL SMUGGLING WAS BOOMING BUSINESS STRENGTHENING EXTREMISTS ON BATTLEFIELD

Turkish middlemen sold illicit fuel from oil wells in Iraq or Syria under Islamic State group's control until Turkish authorities cracked down on the trade.

6. NEW MEXICO IMMIGRATION LOCKUP DRAWS FIRE

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The Artesia Family Residential Center is seen as a "deportation mill," where bail is set impossibly high and asylum claims are denied at a much higher rate than the rest of the immigrant population.

7. WHY INDONESIA STRUGGLES TO NIX ISLAMIC STATE RECRUITING

The government has a hard time translating its opposition to extremists into stronger legal tools that could stop suspected militants from traveling abroad.

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8. SYRIANS, LEBANESE PRODUCE WINE IN FERMENT OF WAR

Local boutique wineries mainly run by Christians have endured despite decades of unrest and the fact that Islam forbids both the production and consumption of alcohol.

9. SCHOLARSHIP FOR PLAYING VIDEO GAMES

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Robert Morris, a not-for-profit university, believes League of Legends demands skills similar to those one uses on a football field and recruits students who are good at it.

10. WHO FIGHTS FOR FOOTHOLD IN CUBA

A tiny but passionate group of men is trying to win Cubans over to cricket, baseball's slower-paced, more courtly British relative.




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