10 Things to Know for Friday

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Associated Press

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 23 at 9:02 PM

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

1. HAGEL ORDERS REVIEW OF NUCLEAR FORCES

After cheating allegations and an investigation of drug use among missile launch officers, the defense chief summons military leaders to discuss the potential threat to the public trust.

2. STANCES HARDEN BUT HOPE REMAINS IN SYRIA

Syria's government says stopping terrorism - not talking peace - is its priority, but both John Kerry and the head of the opposition deride the idea Assad should stay in power to fight terrorists.

3. MIXED MESSAGE EMERGES AFTER UKRAINE TALKS

One opposition leader urges protesters to maintain a cease-fire after a meeting with the president, but others say negotiations gained little.

4. WHAT HUCKABEE SAYS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL

The ex-Arkansas governor tells fellow Republicans that Democrats use the promise of contraception to try to win over female voters and insult them "by making them feel they are hopeless without Uncle Sugar."

5. HOW THE VIEW ON SAME-SEX MATRIMONY IS CHANGING IN VIRGINA

The newly elected attorney general says the state's ban on gay marriage violates the Fourteenth Amendment.

6. REPUTED MOBSTER PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN 'GOODFELLAS' HEIST

Vincent Asaro, 78, is accused of helping to direct the 1978 $6 million Lufthansa Airlines theft at Kennedy airport, which was dramatized in the hit Martin Scorsese movie.

7. SECOND WOMAN ALLEGES ABUSE BY CALIFORNIA EDUCATOR

After seeing a YouTube video of a former student confronting a former middle school teacher, an 18-year-old decides to speak out.

8. WHY JUSTIN BIEBER'S CLEAN-CUT IMAGE IS AT RISK

Unlike previous dustups, the pop star faces potential jail time after police arrested him on charges of driving under the influence, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest.

9. NASA'S OPPORTUNITY STILL CHUGGING ALONG

"No one ever expected this — that after 10 years a Mars exploration rover would continue to operate and operate productively," the project manager says.

10. 30 YEARS AFTER DEBUT, APPLE'S MAC STILL INSPIRES

Computer menus, icons, dragging and dropping — even the trash can— all harken back to Steve Jobs' creation.

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