published Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

10 things to know for today

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    A statue of a Boy Scout stands in front of the National Scouting Museum, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Irving, Texas.
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1) SAFETY PROBLEMS AT SITE OF DEADLY BRAZIL FIRE

The nightclub had no fire alarm, no sprinklers, no fire escape — and just one exit.

2) OBAMA TO PUSH IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL

The president will try to drum up support for proposals to give illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship at a speech in Vegas.

3) BOY SCOUTS POISED TO REVOKE NO-GAYS POLICY

Individual Scout units would be able to decide for themselves whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders.

4) HOW NORTH KOREA COULD CONDUCT A NUCLEAR TEST WITHOUT DETECTION

Satellite images show a mountainside tunnel could be sealed for an underground explosion.

5) TIMBUKTU UNDER MALI'S CONTROL

The fabled desert city was held overnight after the retreat of Islamist extremists who first burned a library of thousands of ancient manuscripts.

6) US PROTESTS AS IRAN PUTS A MONKEY INTO SPACE

The State Department says the mission is "directly relevant" to long-range ballistic missile development.

7) TRANSPLANT SURGERY FOR SOLDIER WHO LOST FOUR LIMBS

Brendan Marrocco will speak later today about his double-arm transplant.

8) WHY THE DUTCH QUEEN IS ABDICATING THE THRONE

Beatrix is ending her reign after 33 years to pass the crown to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander.

9) HOW TO HAVE A FUNERAL FOR A CADAVER

At an Indiana medical school, relatives attend memorials around the flower-covered tables where their loved ones were dissected.

10) FROM KATRINA TO THE SUPER BOWL

New Orleans hosts its first Super Bowl in 11 years and gives football fans a look at its comeback from the 2005 storm that left it in shambles.

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