10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Associated Press

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 6 at 3:01 AM

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

1. CLINTON CHAMPIONS OBAMA IN CONVENTION SPOTLIGHT

Ex-president: "I want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside but who burns for America on the inside."

2. WHAT'S BACK IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM

God and Jerusalem are reinstated, after Obama intervenes to order the changes.

3. JUDGE OKs 'SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS' IN ARIZONA

That follows a similar U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the immigration law, and it's expected to go into effect soon.

4. WHY BOTH CANDIDATES ARE RIGHT ON JOBS DATA

AP's Christopher S. Rugaber notes that nearly every gauge of the job market plays into a glass-half-full, glass-half-empty debate.

5. POLITICS AND TRUTH: UNEASY PARTNERS

AP's David Crary finds that third-party ads and messages targeted to interest groups make for more distortion.

6. HOW TO STAY SAFE FROM BUBONIC PLAGUE

After a case in Colorado, experts advise: Avoid rodents; limit brush, rock and wood piles and rodent breeding areas.

7. WHO PAID RESPECTS TO CHRIS LIGHTY

Among those at the hip-hop mogul's funeral were LL Cool J, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Missy Elliott, Q-Tip and 50 Cent.

8. NFL PLEDGES $30M FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH

The grant comes on the same day a study indicates ex-NFL players are unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease.

9. GLENN BECK'S ATTACK AGAINST AMERICAN AIRLINES

The talk show host says a flight attendant treated him rudely; the airline says it's investigating.

10. WHERE TO LIVE IF YOU LIKE CELEBRATIONS

Argentina just declared Sept. 24 a national holiday — its 19th of the year. This one honors the Battle of Tucuman.

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