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10 for today: Monday, Jan. 20

10 for today: Monday, Jan. 20

2014 OLYMPICS: In this photo provided by Olympictorch2014.com, torch bearers Anastasia Kitaeva and Ksenya Voischeva hold Olympic torches during the Olympic torch relay in Voronezh, a city 534 km (334 miles) south of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. The 40,389-mile Sochi torch relay, which started on Oct. 7, is the longest in Olympic history. The torch has traveled to the North Pole on a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker and has even been flown into space. Photo: Associated Press

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.

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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