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10 Things to Know for Today, Tuesday September 17

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

1. HOW GUNMAN GOT INTO THE WASHINGTON NAVY YARD

The defense worker had a valid pass for the high-security installation where he shot and killed 12. CLICK HERE

2. TWO SIDES OF SHOOTING SUSPECT

Aaron Alexis was a convert to Buddhism — but also flashed a temper that led to at least two earlier run-ins with police. CLICK HERE

3. CREWS RIGHT STRICKEN CRUISE SHIP

A vast system of cables and pulleys is used to winch the Costa Concordia from the reef off Italy where it ran aground in 2012. CLICK HERE

4. WHY UN INSPECTORS HAVE SHADE OF DOUBT

They say evidence of a deadly chemical weapons attack last month in Syria could have been manipulated in the rebel-controlled stricken neighborhoods. CLICK HERE

5. RIPPLE EFFECTS OF MASSIVE FLOODING

As images of dramatic rescues and crumbling roads circulate widely, officials worry that Colorado's billion-dollar tourism industry will take a hit. CLICK HERE

6. WORLD'S ECONOMY STUCK IN NEUTRAL

An AP survey of more than two dozen economists suggests that global growth will remain sluggish this year and next. CLICK HERE

7. WHAT SOME SEE AS A MILESTONE

The fact that the new Miss America is of Indian descent may prove that people of color can enter the cultural mainstream in ways that once seemed closed. CLICK HERE

8. EXPERTS FEAR INTERNET BALKANIZATION

Brazil plans to divorce itself from the U.S.-centric Internet over Washington's online spying — a potentially dangerous first step toward fracturing the global network. CLICK HERE

9. EMMY HOST'S HIDDEN TALENT

Neil Patrick Harris, beyond being able to sing, dance and act, is also a talented magician. CLICK HERE

10. NASTY WEATHER PLAGUING NFL — AND IT'S ONLY SEPTEMBER

Already, three games have been disrupted by threatening weather, mostly lightning. CLICK HERE

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