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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

1. RUSSIA'S POSSIBLE INTENTIONS STIR ANXIETY

As pro-Moscow protests continue in eastern Ukraine, up to 40,000 Russian troops are massed along the border, according to NATO.

2. WHAT'S CAUSING MILLIONS OF BABY PIGS TO DIE

A virus new to the U.S. has spread to farms in 27 states. Scientists don't know how it got into the country.

3. PISTORIUS BREAKS DOWN ON WITNESS STAND

The double-amputee Olympic runner sobs as he details the night he fatally shot Reeva Steenkamp.

4. POLITICAL OVERTONES OF `CUBAN TWITTER'

The Obama administration says a secret Twitter-like network was not meant to stir unrest on Cuba. But the AP discovers that at least some draft messages contained sharp political satire and poked fun at the Castro brothers.

5. SHARPTON ADMITS WORKING WITH FBI

In a case of strange bedfellows, the activist pastor acknowledges helping the FBI investigate New York Mafia figures in the 1980s.

6. US REMOVING 50 MISSILES FROM LAUNCH SILOS

The resulting launch-ready total of 400 Minuteman 3's would be the lowest deployed total of intercontinental ballistic missiles since the early 1960s.

7. WHO'S NOT PRACTICING WHAT THEY PREACH

Members of Congress often urge federal agencies and the private sector to hire military veterans -- but a survey suggests they don't follow their own advice.

8. TEXAS WOMAN CONVICTED IN STILETTO KILLING

The 45-year-old faces life in prison after jurors find her guilty of fatally stabbing her boyfriend at least 25 times with a 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel.

9. WHY MORE MOMS ARE STAYING HOME

The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons that more moms are staying home full-time with their children, a report says.

10. DESPITE MARQUEE MATCHUP, WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOOPS FACING CHALLENGES

Interest in the game has stagnated over the past decade with ratings flattening out after reaching a high in 2002.

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    The Superintendent of Louisiana State Police, Colonel Mike Edmonson, has been thrust into a different limelight recently, after a new law gave him a pension boost given to almost no one else. And now we're learning of another perk he enjoys. 
    The Superintendent of Louisiana State Police, Colonel Mike Edmonson, has been thrust into a different limelight recently, after a new law gave him a pension boost given to almost no one else. And now we're learning of another perk he enjoys. 
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    The most controversial allegation by University Health hinted at in official documents is the "dual system of care for insured versus uninsured." 
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  • UPDATED: More BACK TO SCHOOL Pictures 2014

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    2014 Back to School cuties ! Still time to send them to in to #KTBSBTS and UShare@ktbs.com
  • Updated: Latest pictures of Friday in Pink!

    Updated: Latest pictures of Friday in Pink!

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    Check out the latest pictures of the Friday and Pink Event last Friday where there was a sea of pink in Shreveport,. It was all part of the Friday in Pink campaign. Susan G. Komen of Northwest Louisiana hosted a Friday in Pink, a 12 hour live remote with TownSquare Media and KTBS 3, designed to create breast cancer awareness.
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  • UPDATED: More BACK TO SCHOOL Pictures 2014

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  • 40 percent of Texas graduates took ACT

    40 percent of Texas graduates took ACT

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:52 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:52:27 GMT
    A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test.
    A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test.
  • Judge rules against Jindal in Common Core lawsuit

    Judge rules against Jindal in Common Core lawsuit

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:48 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:48:58 GMT
    A state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal in a lawsuit filed by Common Core supporters, lifting a contract suspension Jindal enacted to derail the multi-state education standards.
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  • AG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents

    AG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:33:30 GMT
    U.S. Attorney General is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer.
    U.S. Attorney General is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer.
  • CHP says officer may face serious beating charges

    CHP says officer may face serious beating charges

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:24:57 GMT
    The California Highway Patrol says one of its officers could face serious charges in the videotaped beating of a woman on the side of a freeway.
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  • Holder discusses police mistrust outside Ferguson

    Holder discusses police mistrust outside Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:13:49 GMT
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.
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  • Male model alleges harassment by Philadelphia Center head, auction guests

    Male model alleges harassment by Philadelphia Center head, auction guests

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:00:24 GMT
    A shocking lawsuit against Shreveport's Philadelphia Center and its executive director -- accusations of male-on-male sexual harassment.A male model says he was assaulted by Brett Malone and guests at the center's annual auction to fight AIDS. The model believed his costume would be a toga. But a picture from the event shows him in a short skirt with body and face paint and rhinestones attached to his nipples. He says Malone suggested the costume changes."He made a couple of sexual comments t...
    A shocking lawsuit against Shreveport's Philadelphia Center and its executive director -- accusations of male-on-male sexual harassment.A male model says he was assaulted by Brett Malone and guests at the center's annual auction to fight AIDS. The model believed his costume would be a toga. But a picture from the event shows him in a short skirt with body and face paint and rhinestones attached to his nipples. He says Malone suggested the costume changes."He made a couple of sexual comments t...
  • Fruit damaging flies on the rise in Arkansas

    Fruit damaging flies on the rise in Arkansas

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    You've probably all heard of those pesky little insects called fruit flies.While they can be a nuisance, they're basically harmless.
    You've probably all heard of those pesky little insects called fruit flies.While they can be a nuisance, they're basically harmless.
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