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10 things to know for today

By The Associated Press

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

1. U.S., CHINA MAKE KEY CLIMATE CHANGE PLEDGES

The world’s top two polluters agree on taking ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, setting an example for other nations one year before key negotiations in Paris.

2. WEALTHY NATIONS’ SUMMIT TO FOCUS ON GLOBAL GROWTH

Amid sluggish economic conditions, the G-20 summit in Australia is zeroing in on boosting the world’s GDP by $2 trillion.

3. DRONES MAKE UNAUTHORIZED FLIGHTS NEAR AIRPLANES AND AIRPORTS

The FAA is receiving daily reports that the unmanned aircraft are flying close to helicopters and planes.

4. STERILIZATION DEATHS HIGHLIGHT PLIGHT OF INDIAN WOMEN

Twelve women died and dozens fell ill following operations held as part of a nationwide birth control campaign in the poor, overpopulated country.

5. HOW EGYPT’S NEXT PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION COULD GO

With the banning of the Muslim Brotherhood and the suppression of dissenting voices, the country’s poll will mostly likely produce a rubber-stamp parliament.

6. THIS TARGET’S MOVING AT 41,000 MPH

The European Space Agency is trying to land a scientific probe on a streaking comet in one of the most audacious space adventures ever.

7. DEMOCRATS LOSE ONE MORE SEAT

Alaska’s senate race goes to GOP’s Dan Sullivan who beat incumbent Mark Begich, handing Republicans another victory in the midterm election.

8. WHY FIVE GLOBAL BANKS WERE FINED

Regulators are imposing a $3 billion fine on Citibank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, UBS and HSBC Bank for attempting to manipulate foreign exchange markets.

9. WHAT LENT SIZZLE TO VETERANS DAY IN US

Rihanna and Bruce Springsteen are among headliners at a free concert on the National Mall intended to raise awareness of issues affecting veterans.

10. MLB NAMES MANAGERS OF THE YEAR

Baltimore’s Buck Showalter wins the AL award for the third time. Washington’s Matt Williams, who played under Showalter, gets the NL prize.

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Local

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Shoutouts

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Business

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Education

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Education

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Horizons Unlimited taking learning to students this semester

Nation/World

NTSB: Pilot’s actions likely caused Earnhardt Jr. plane crash

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2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

Coronavirus

Seven new COVID-19 positives reported at Piedmont Correctional

Crime

Blotter: Police respond to shots fired call outside of Salisbury home

Coronavirus

Rowan tied for fifth among counties for most COVID-19 deaths

Health

‘Nudge from God’: 10 years after diagnosis, Rockwell man to receive kidney from live donor

Crime

Salisbury police warn residents after increased trailer thefts

Education

Elon heightens alert as 32 test positive; Wake Forest in good shape to continue instruction as is

Cleveland

Corn picker catches fire at Knox Farm, destroying nearly eight acres

Nation/World

House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown