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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

  1. AGGRESSIVE OBAMA REBOUNDS, ROMNEY HOLDS FIRM--AP's Ben Feller described the crackling debate as an almost desperate competition of ideas and claims between two men who badly want the job.

  2. BINDERS FULL OF WOMEN--The line by Romney inspired its own Twitter account, (at) Romneys_Binder, which had more than 12,000 followers before the debate ended.

  3. WHO'S FIGHTING THE REGIME IN SYRIA'S LARGEST CITY--If they win, the rebels' blend of poverty, religious fundamentalism and anger could define the future of Aleppo, and perhaps the rest of the country.

  4. CUBA'S TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS LOOSENED--Scrapping the detested exit visa after half a century means Cubans can leave the nation anytime as long as they have a passport and permission from the country they want to enter.

  5. HOW CITIGROUP COULD CHANGE UNDER NEW CEO--Analysts say likely moves include: More cost-cutting, more shrinking and more focus on boring, traditional banking, such as making loans.

  6. IT'S A HOT VERSION OF EARTH--Astronomers discover a planet just outside our solar system that is similar to ours in size — but its surface may be like molten lava.

  7. WHAT'S UP APPLE'S SLEEVE--Invites went out for an event next Tuesday, where the company is expected to announce the release of a smaller iPad.

  8. WHY BIN LADEN'S DRIVER IS CLEARED--An appeals court overturned the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan because material support for terrorism was not a war crime under international law when he committed the act.

  9. WHEN THE DICTIONARY WAS WRONG--The Macquarie Dictionary is broadening its definition of "misogyny" — from a hatred of women to include entrenched prejudice against women — after Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard was accused of hyperbole.

  10. YANKEES ON BRINK OF ELIMINATION IN AL PENNANT--Justin Verlander took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat New York 2-1 for a 3-0 lead in the American League championship series.

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