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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 29, 2011 file photo, Pro-Syrian President Bashar Assad supporters gather to demonstrate their support for their president, in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)

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People march down Washington Street towards Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church during the Henderson County Black History Committee's Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday in Henderson, Ky. Sunday Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Gleaner, Darrin Phegley)
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 photo, Pakistani women listen to a lecture organized by the breast cancer awareness group PinkRibbon in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
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FILE - This image provided by the European Space Agency ESA shows an artist’s impression of the Rosetta orbiter deploying the Philae lander to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. (AP Photo/ESA, C.Carreau, File)
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This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Michael Fassbender, left, Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, right, in a scene from "12 Years A Slave." (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Francois Duhamel)
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File- This May 1, 2013 file photo shows the Top Secret executive order commencing operation Iraqi Freedom signed by former President George W. Bush hangs in the Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
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Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman celebrates with fans after after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is engulfed in confetti during the trophy ceremony after the AFC Championship NFL playoff football game in Denver, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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

1. IRAN BEGINS LANDMARK NUCLEAR DEAL

The U.N. nuclear agency confirms that Tehran has halted its most sensitive uranium enrichment as part of a landmark deal struck with world powers.

2. SYRIA PEACE CONFERENCE SET FOR WEDNESDAY

But political leaders acknowledge slim prospects for an end anytime soon to a civil war that has killed more than 120,000 people.

3. AN APPEAL FROM AMERICAN MISSIONARY JAILED IN NORTH KOREA

Kenneth Bae appears before reporters to ask the U.S. government to do its best to get him released.

4. REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

People across the U.S. are pausing to honor the slain civil rights leader with parades, marches and service projects.

5. BREAKING THE BREAST CANCER TABOO IN PAKISTAN

Discussing the disease is off limits in the country's conservative culture, and some groups are trying to break the silence to help save lives.

6. WHO'S CALLING FROM SPACE

The comet-chasing probe Rosetta is due to wake from an almost three-year hibernation and phone home to the European Space Agency.

7. A RARE TIE IN PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS

"12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" share the top honor, often a strong predictor of the best-picture Oscar.

8. WHAT LIFE IS LIKE FOR MANY IN SOCHI

Some residents near the glittering Olympic facilities endure squalor and environmental waste, and their quality of life has dropped because of construction for the games.

9. HOW TO GET RECORDS FROM THE PREVIOUS PRESIDENCY

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum starts taking requests that are in writing and filed under the Freedom of Information Act. BUSH LIBRARY-RECORDS

10. MATCHUP SET FOR COLD-WEATHER SUPER BOWL

It will be the NFL's No. 1 offense (Denver) vs. the league's No. 1 defense (Seattle) at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Feb. 2.

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