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10 for today: Tuesday Sept. 17

10 for today: Tuesday Sept. 17

The right side of the Costa Concordia is seen after it was lifted upright on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Sept. 17, 2013. The crippled cruise ship was pulled completely upright after a complicated, 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany, with officials declaring it a "perfect" end to a daring and unprecedented engineering feat. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

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

1. HOW GUNMAN GOT INTO WASHINGTON NAVY YARD

The defense worker had a valid pass for the high-security installation where he went on a deadly shooting rampage.

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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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.

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.

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.

9. EMMY HOST’S HIDDEN TALENT

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

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

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

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Local

SD House Debate on School Funding Bill Halted by Procedural Move

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A potential vote on a bill that would raise the state sales tax by a half cent was halted by a procedural move in the South Dakota House yesterday.

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Fargo Police Officer Shot, Not Expected to Survive

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A FARGO NORTH DAKOTA POLICE OFFICER WHO RESPONDED TO A DOMESTIC INVOLVING AN ARMED SUSPECT IN A NORTH FARGO HOME WAS SHOT AND MORTALLY WOUNDED LAST NIGHT.

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Iowa Senators Disagree on Education Funding

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A debate over funding for K-12 education in the Iowa Senate included claims that many schools could be forced to cut their literacy programs.

15 hours ago in Local

Nebraska Colleges & Universities Requesting Money for Construction

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The Nebraska State College System is seeking roughly 50-million dollars for building renovations and new construction on its three campuses.

15 hours ago in Local

Nebraska Legislators Getting Pushed on Property Tax Relief

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Farmers and ranchers appealed to the Nebraska legislature's Education Committee for relief from rising property taxes.