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10 things to know for Tuesday

Tuesday - 4/29/2014, 3:45am  ET

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Francis Gonzalez stands with her three children as she surveys the damage caused by a tornado to her convenience store business on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Tupelo, Miss. Gonzalez and her kids ran into a cooler in the back of a convenience store, which also houses a Mexican restaurant, as a tornado approached Monday. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).

The Associated Press

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

1. STORM PUSHES INTO SOUTHERN US

A tornado causes extensive damage in Tupelo, Miss., a day after the powerful system triggered deadly twisters in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

2. WHO'S PROMISING RUSSIA WON'T INVADE UKRAINE

Putin's defense chief has given that assurance to U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel, the Pentagon says.

3. OBAMA STRIKES BACK AT FOREIGN POLICY CRITICS

He won't make decisions, he declares, just because "somebody sitting in an office in Washington or New York thinks it would look strong."

4. ASSAD SAYS HE'LL RUN FOR RE-ELECTION

The announcement ends any hope that the Syrian president might relinquish power or seek a political solution to his country's civil war.

5. WHAT'S WORRYING ECONOMISTS

They believe a surge in lending by Chinese banks has created a bubble that threatens global growth, according to an AP survey.

6. TOYOTA MOVING ITS US HEADQUARTERS TO TEXAS

In departing California, the world's largest automaker is also taking about 3,000 jobs to the outskirts of Dallas.

7. DOUBTS RAISED ABOUT CONDEMNED INMATES

About one in 25 people imprisoned under a death sentence is likely innocent, according to a new study.

8. FEW CLEAR FAVORITES FOR TONYS

Even the top prize -- for best musical -- has no obvious front-runner this year.

9. WHICH ACTOR HAS TAKEN HIMSELF OFF THE ROMANTIC MARKET

George Clooney is engaged to Amal Alamuddin, a 36-year-old international law attorney.

10. WHY DONALD STERLING WON'T BE FORCED TO SELL THE CLIPPERS

The NBA could try to get the owner out, but that would almost certainly bring a lawsuit from Sterling and a long, expensive legal fight.


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