By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
The measure passes easily as Republicans make clear they've got no taste for another high-stakes fight with Obama over the issue.
The new effort is more far-reaching, on a tighter timetable and has Defense Secretary Hagel's backing.
Seventy-seven die, but one soldier escapes with his life after the aircraft slams into a mountain in eastern Algeria.
The world's best-known snowboarder finishes fourth _ and off the podium _ in the Olympic halfpipe competition.
The Dow soars nearly 200 points after the Fed chair appears before a congressional panel.
Other pre-teens have achieved fame in Hollywood. But none helped shape their time like Shirley Temple.
The AP's Zeina Karam says the Syrian regime's strategy is to negotiate, play for time and hold the West at bay while government troops wear down the rebels.
Nine men are currently on death row in the state, which hasn't executed an inmate in more than three years.
Young adults who are college graduates typically earn 38 percent more than those with just a high-school diploma.
The veteran newsman was diagnosed in August with multiple myeloma, NBC News says. Doctors are optimistic about his prospects.
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