published Monday, September 17th, 2012

10 Things to Know for Today

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    Chicago Teachers Union lawyer Robert Bloch, left, talks to CTU delegates following a meeting Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 in Chicago. The Chicago teachers union decided to continue its weeklong strike, extending an acrimonious standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over teacher evaluations and job security provisions central to the debate over the future of public education across the United States. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times EDT):

1. DEMONSTRATION IN KABUL TURNS VIOLENT

Hundreds of Afghans burn cars, throw rocks at a U.S. military base to protest an anti-Islam film.

2. SCHOOL'S STILL OUT IN CHICAGO

Parents scramble to find daycare as the teachers' strike enters its second week; the mayor says he will sue to end the walkout.

3. A STRATEGY SHIFT FOR THE GOP

With polls showing Obama leading nationally, Romney intends to more clearly outline what he'd do if elected.

4. HOW 'OCCUPY' HAS EVOLVED

Worldwide rallies Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of the movement, which these days is less organized but has more targets.

5. U.S. KIDS EAT TOO MUCH SALT, RESEARCHERS FIND

Extra salt is linked to higher blood pressure, especially for overweight or obese children.

6. FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS

Men in South Korea — the male makeup capital of the world — turn to cosmetics to get an edge in workplace, romance.

7. LOTS OF UNCERTAINTY IN DECIDING WHEN TO TAKE KEYS FROM ELDERLY DRIVERS

States are all over the map when it comes to making rules targeting older, unsafe motorists, an AP review finds.

8. ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR EX-POLITICAL PRISONER

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be honored with Congress's highest award this week in Washington.

9. WHY R&B SINGER HAS A COURT DATE

At 5 p.m., Chris Brown attends a hearing in Los Angeles amid questions about whether he's fulfilling his community service.

10. A KING'S RANSOM

Britain's royal family will sue the photographer who snapped photos of Kate sunbathing topless.

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