10 Things to Know for Monday

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The GeStamp Stamping Plant-South Charleston (W.Va.) is one of several distribution locations open Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2014 so local residents can pick up bottled water and fill containers after a chemical spill Thursday in the Elk River that has contaminated the public water supply in nine counties. Frustration is mounting for many of the 300,000 West Virginia residents who've gone three days without clean tap water..This location will remain open 24-hours a day until the ban on using tap water for drinking and washing is lifted. (AP Photo Michael Switzer)

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

1. WHERE IRAN'S URANIUM ENRICHMENT AGREEMENT COULD LEAD

The deal sets the clock running on a six-month deadline for a final nuclear agreement, officials say.

2. SPILL EXPOSES WEST VIRGINIA DILEMMA

The coal and chemical industries provide good-paying jobs in the state, but also pose risks such as the ongoing drinking water emergency caused by industrial contaminants.

3. SYRIA PEACE TALKS MUST PROCEED, TOP ENVOYS SAY

But diplomacy's limits have been starkly apparent in Syria itself, where activists say rebel-on-rebel clashes have killed nearly 700 people in the deadliest bout of infighting since the civil war began.

4. SUPREME COURT WEIGHS PRESIDENT'S RECESS POWER

The high court is refereeing a dispute between President Obama and Republicans over temporary appointments when the Senate is away.

5.'FIRST AND FOREMOST, A WARRIOR AND A COMMANDER'

Memorializing Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu echoes the feelings of many Israelis.

6. WHY THE SPANISH HEALTH CARE WEB SITE ALSO HAS PROBLEMS

The site was launched more than two months late and critics say the translations are clunky and full of grammatical mistakes.

7. LOSS OF JOBLESS AID LEAVES MORE THAN 1.3 MILLION WITH BLEAK OPTIONS

Without their unemployment checks, many will no longer look for a job and some will begin an early and unplanned retirement.

8. HOW US MILITARY IS WORKING TO RETAIN WOMEN IN ITS RANKS

A Navy sabbatical program gives women a year off to care for their children, then return to duty without risking their careers.

9. 'BREAKING BAD' WINS BEST TV SERIES

Other winners at Golden Globes included Jennifer Lawrence for supporting actress in "American Hustle," and "Behind the Candelabra," which took best TV movie or miniseries.

10. WHO ADVANCES TO NFL CONFERENCE TITLE GAMES

The 49ers defeated the Carolina Panthers 23-10, while the Denver Broncos topped the Chargers 24-17 to move on.



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