10 Things to Know for Thursday

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Thursday. 1. OVER THE CLIFF AND BACK TO CONGRESS
After a contentious vote on the "fiscal cliff," the 113th Congress is sworn in, following one of the least productive terms in decades. 2. ANYTHING BUT A NORMAL SCHOOL DAY Survivors of the Newtown rampage in Connecticut go back to school for the first time in a nearby town. 3. WHERE THE GOOGLE CEO WON'T BE ABLE TO TAKE HIS SMARTPHONE The AP's Jean H. Lee reports Eric Schmidt is traveling on a humanitarian mission to North Korea. 4. CLINTON LEAVES HOSPITAL She spent three days in New York receiving blood thinners to dissolve a blood clot in n her head. 5. BOEHNER BACKTRACKS ON BILL FOR SANDY VICTIMS Facing outraged lawmakers, the House speaker scheduled two votes this month for roughly $60 billion in aid. 6. AL-JAZEERA CHASING AMERICAN VIEWERS The Pan-Arab network seals a deal to take over Al Gore's Current TV. 7. FORECASTING FLU SEASON Scientists are using weather data in their attempts to predict disease outbreaks. 8. WHY A SPERM DONOR WAS TOLD TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT Kansas officials say the agreement the donor signed with a lesbian couple wasn't legal because a doctor wasn't used. 9. WHAT THE MILITARY IS PUNISHING KOREAN POP STAR FOR Defense officials say Rain met with Korean actress Kim Tae-hee while he was serving mandatory military duty. 10. CARDINALS 'SHOCK THE WORLD' IN SUGAR BOWL No. 22 Louisville made good on safety Calvin Pryor's promise and upset No. 4 Florida 33-23.


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