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

1. OBAMA TAKES TO THE AIRWAVES

The president turns to TV as he makes his case for punishing Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons.

2. WHO'S COUNTING ON A MILITARY STRIKE

Maybe more than anyone, America's pro-Israel lobby is worried that Congress might vote "no" on penalizing Syria.

3. OPTING OUT OF STANDARDIZED TESTS

A growing number of parents aren't letting their kids take the exams, citing students' stress and other reasons.

4. NFL FAN FALLS, DIES AT STADIUM

A man who appeared intoxicated plunges to his death from a pedestrian walkway outside San Francisco's Candlestick Park.

5. WHAT'S RIVETING THE ART WORLD

An Amsterdam museum says it has identified a long-lost Vincent Van Gogh painting, the first full-size canvas by the Dutch master discovered since 1928.

6. WHERE GOP HOPEFULS ARE LOOKING FOR MONEY

Several Republicans who are thinking about running for president are courting senior members of Mitt Romney's well-oiled campaign finance machine.

7. BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

A Connecticut couple married for five years has been battling in divorce court for twice that long.

8. IN JAMAICA, GANGA TOURS

Farmers are offering trips - technically illegal - to some of the island's hidden marijuana plantations.

9. FOR VEGAS, ANOTHER OVER-THE-TOP ATTRACTION

The 55-story High Roller will be the world's largest Ferris wheel - nine feet taller than the Singapore Flyer.

10. BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS IT

The Redskins' up-tempo offense will be pitted against an even quicker attack when Washington meets Philadelphia.

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