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10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (all times EDT):
1. SOME ARE PARTYING LIKE IT'S 1776 -- WITHOUT ELECTRICITY
Power outages from Friday's storm alter planned celebrations in a host of ways.
2. PHYSICISTS FIND EVIDENCE OF NEW SUBATOMIC PARTICLE
The head of the world's biggest atom smasher says they have discovered a new particle that is consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson known popularly as the "God particle."
3. GRIFFITH HELPED FORM A VISION OF RURAL AMERICA THAT STILL ENDURES
The iconic actor spread the notion, begun by no less a figure than Thomas Jefferson, that somehow the very best of us was contained in the rural life.
4. WEATHER, NOT DISABILITIES, HAMPERED VETERANS' CLIMB
The five men say their war injuries had nothing to do with their failure to reach Mount McKinley's summit.
5. ROMNEY MAY BE EVEN WEALTHIER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT
His acknowledgement that he owns a Bermuda-based entity called Sankaty High Yield Asset Investors Ltd. Puts his net worth even higher than an earlier $250 million estimate.
6. BARCLAYS FORMER CEO FACES PARLIAMENTARY GRILLING
Bob Diamond will be asked by lawmakers at 8:15 a.m. about the bank's manipulation of interbank lending rates.
7. PRESIDENT TO HONOR TROOPS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY
Obama will speak to the military members at 10:50 a.m. and then attend an Independence Day celebration at 6 p.m.
8. GERMAN SPY AGENCY FACES PROBE INTO COVER-UP OF NEO-NAZI GROUP
A parliamentary committee wants to question the agency's outgoing chief and another official Thursday about files that were destroyed after the gang's terror spree.
9. SCREAMING PILOT WHO DISRUPTED FLIGHT FOUND NOT GUILTY
A federal judge ruled that Clayton F. Osbon suffered from a "severe mental disease or defect" when he interfered with a flight crew by yelling at passengers about religion and terrorists.
10. DERON WILLIAMS WILL STAY WITH THE NETS
The All-Star point guard is reportedly accepting the Brooklyn team's five-year contract worth $98 million.