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10 things to know for Thursday

Thursday - 2/27/2014, 12:22am  ET

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In this photo taken on Feb. 11, 2014, Kate Sahmel, a textile conservator, steams the dress of character Edith worn in the British television drama "Downton Abbey," during preparations for an exhibit at the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Del. The exhibit, which opens Saturday and runs through January 2015, will offer visitors a firsthand look at the design and creation of the period fashions that are a focal point of the television show, in the context of comparing country house life in Britain and the United States. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Jennifer Corbett)

The Associated Press


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

1. KERRY ISSUES BLUNT WARNING TO RUSSIA ON UKRAINE

The U.S. tells Moscow that any military operation in its neighbor would be a "grave mistake."

2. ARIZONA GOVERNOR VETOES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL

Gov. Jan Brewer said the bill, which would have granted people the right to refuse service to gays, was divisive and could have resulted in unintended negative consequences.

3. HOW THE TEXAS GAY MARRIAGE BAN GOT STRUCK DOWN

Federal judge says the anti-gay law is "state-imposed inequality," but will allow it to remain in force pending appeal.

4. GOP TAX PLAN WOULD WIPE OUT SOME POPULAR BREAKS

But in exchange, income tax rates would be cut and the standard deduction, which is used by most taxpayers, would be nearly doubled.

5. RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DECRY RISE IN KILLINGS OF PALESTINIAN WOMEN

Advocates blame the increase in those crimes on the leniency the law shows toward those committing them.

6. DRUG THAT CAN REVERSE AN OPIATE OVERDOSE STIRS DEBATE

Supporters say the opportunity to save lives outweighs fears by critics who say that the promise of a nearby antidote would encourage drug abuse.

7. WHAT'S BEEN BANNED IN BOSTON

Boston Marathon organizers say new security measures bar runners from carrying bags, wearing costumes, or carrying athletic or military equipment.

8. STUDY FINDS SURPRISING RISK FOR KIDS WITH OLDER DADS

The report found middle-aged men face greater odds for having children with psychiatric problems, but more proof is needed.

9. WHY OUR GALAXY IS LOOKING MORE CROWDED

NASA's Kepler telescope confirms a bonanza of 715 newly discovered planets outside our solar system.

10. DELAWARE MUSEUM DISPLAYS 'DOWNTON ABBEY' DRESSES

The exhibit, which includes more than 40 costumes from the popular British drama, may become the Winterthur Museum's most popular show ever.


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