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October 11, 2012 at 2:29 PM

10 things to know for Thursday, Oct. 11

The Associated Press

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

1. FIRST TO BE DEBATED: WEDDING GUEST LIST

Before the vice presidential candidates face off at 6 tonight, moderator Martha Raddatz of ABC News is being scrutinized for inviting Obama to her 1991 wedding.

2. OBAMA: INITIAL INFORMATION ON LIBYA ATTACK WAS WRONG

On the day the administration was raked over the coals in a House hearing on the deadly Sept. 11 Benghazi attack, President Obama told ABC’s Diane Sawyer that “as information came in, information was put out,” and those reports “may not have always been right the first time.”

3. MEXICAN METH IS MAKING INROADS

It’s right out of “Breaking Bad”: Vast quantities of meth — some of it a blueish color — produced in Mexican “super labs” and sold cheaply to flood the market. The drug now accounts for as much as 80 percent of the U.S. market.

4. WHO HAS THE DOPE ON LANCE ARMSTRONG

A report shows that 11 former teammates were among 26 witnesses who built the case against Armstrong, the dethroned Tour de France king. The report is 200 pages of damning details.

5. THIRD WORKER DIES IN PARKING-GARAGE COLLAPSE

The day after a garage under construction in Miami “fell to the ground like a house of cards,” a man who was pulled from the rubble after 13 hours has died. One person is unaccounted for.

6. WHY MORE ANTARCTIC ICE MAY BE SIGN OF GLOBAL WARMING

Climate change skeptics have seized on an increase in Antarctic ice to argue that the globe isn’t warming. But scientists say the skeptics are misinterpreting what’s happening and why.

7. `CAMEL BATTLE’ ORGANIZERS ACQUITTED

The 24 were accused in one of the most dramatic attacks on protesters in last year’s Egyptian uprising, in which assailants on horses and dromedaries charged into crowds in Tahrir Square, killing nearly a dozen people.

8. WHAT IRAN’S SPY AGENCY SAYS ABOUT THE U.S.

The Intelligence Ministry’s website appeals for tips and mocks America’s rising obesity rate, large prison population and school shootings.

9. EAT CHOCOLATE, WIN A NOBEL

A comparison of per-capita chocolate consumption found “a surprisingly powerful correlation” with the number of prizes a country had won.

 

10. MAYBE GET MARRIED, MAYBE BUY A LOTTERY TICKET

Or maybe just set your alarm clock for 07:08:09 on 10-11-12. “But there is no cosmic significance,” one expert says of Thursday’s date.

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