10 Things to Know for Today

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FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. NEARLY 300 PEOPLE ARE MISSING AFTER KOREAN BOAT SINKS

The accident involving a ferry that was headed to a tourist island killed three passengers and many more are feared dead.

2. END OF NYPD DEMOGRAPHICS UNIT APPLAUDED

The controversial program tracked the daily lives of Muslims — where they lived, shopped, worked and prayed — in an effort to detect terror threats.

3. CHINA'S ECONOMY SLOWS DOWN FURTHER

Figures indicate the world's second largest economy grew at 7.4% so far this year, its slowest rate since late 2012.

4. WHAT ONE MAN WON'T LEAVE UNFINISHED

An amputee runner recruits_and inspires_two other amputees to come with him to finish the Boston Marathon, interrupted by last year's terror attack.

5. MOSCOW STILL WILLING TO MEET UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS

Despite rising tensions in eastern Ukraine, Russia says it will attend international talks in Geneva on Thursday aimed at ending the crisis.

6. WHO GETS A PEEK AT THE NEW SAT

Anxious students — and their parents — can check out sample questions showing what the test will look like in 2016.

7. UN: IRAN NUKE THREAT DIMINISHING

The world body is set to release a report saying that Tehran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced.

8. ALL YOU'LL WANT TO DO IS RIDE AROUND, SALLY

Ford plans to make 1,964 Mustangs to commemorate the legendary car's 50th anniversary.

9. HOW SLAIN PHOTOGRAPHER IS BEING HONORED

A media group says an award funded with a $1 million gift from a private foundation will be given each year to a female photojournalist in honor of the AP's Anja Niedringhaus, who died this month in an attack in Afghanistan.

10. BASEBALL PAUSES TO REMEMBER NO. 42

MLB's annual Jackie Robinson Day has become "a national holiday for all practical purposes," says the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

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