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10 for today: Friday, Jan. 17

10 for today: Friday, Jan. 17

CLASSY GLASS: Cecilia Abadie wears her Google Glass as she talks with her attorney outside of traffic court Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in San Diego. When Abadie was pulled over on suspicion of speeding in October, the officer saw she was wearing Google Glass and tacked on a citation usually given to drivers who may be distracted by a video or TV screen. She was found not guilty on Thursday. Photo: Associated Press/Lenny Ignelzi

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

1. WHO FORCED OBAMA’S HAND ON GOVERNMENT SPYING

Changes to the NSA’s operations would not be happening had Edward Snowden not thrust the secret programs out into the open.

2. BUDGET CLEARS US CONGRESS WITH EASE

Tea party critics chastened by October’s partial shutdown mount only a faint protest to the $1.1 trillion spending plan.

3. EXECUTED OHIO MAN’S FAMILY PLANS LAWSUIT

The condemned inmate took almost 25 minutes to die after the injection of a two-drug cocktail that had never before been used in an execution in the U.S.

4. ISRAELI LAW WOULD CRIMINALIZE USE OF THE WORD ‘NAZI’

The measure has sparked a debate about freedom of speech in a state that was founded out of the ashes of the Holocaust.

5. WHAT’S HINDERING HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS IN SOUTH SUDAN

Wholesale looting of vehicles, equipment and supplies belonging to aid groups is crippling their ability to help.

6. WOMAN TICKETED FOR DRIVING WITH GOOGLE GLASS FOUND NOT GUILTY

A San Diego traffic court rules that her citation — believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S. — requires proof that the device was in operation.

7. PRICE TO BOARD AN AIRLINER KEEPS CLIMBING

Fares have risen nearly 12 percent since their low during the Great Recession in 2009, an AP analysis shows.

8. GAY RIGHTS LAG ACROSS THE GLOBE

At least 76 countries still retain laws criminalizing gay sex, including five where it’s punishable by death.

9. ‘THE PROFESSOR’ FROM ‘GILLIGAN’S ISLAND’ DIES AT 89

Russell Johnson was a little-known character actor when he was cast in the 1960s comedy about seven people marooned on an uncharted Pacific island.

10. HOW BASEBALL IS MODERNIZING

Owners, players and umpires approve a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls.

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