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10 for today: Tuesday, Oct. 8

10 for today: Tuesday, Oct. 8

BACK ON THE SMALL SCREEN: Will Ferrell will take his infamous "Anchorman" character Ron Burgandy to a series of ads for Chrysler. Photo: Associated Press

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

1. DEMOCRATS PLAN NEXT BUDGET BATTLE MOVE

A Senate measure to increase the government’s borrowing cap is in the works.

2. HEALTH CARE ROLLOUT DRAWING RANGE OF RESPONSES

Opponents of the new law are crowing about its glitch-ridden start, while others insist the online enrollment system can be fixed.

3. HOW SEPARATE US RAIDS IN AFRICA ARE LINKED

The two operations, thousands of miles apart, show an American readiness to go after militants in nations where authorities are unable to do so, even years later.

4. EGYPT’S UNCERTAIN PATH FORWARD

Its leaders are pumping up a pro-military, nationalist fervor while also trying to crush ousted president Morsi’s Islamist supporters. The result has been more turmoil.

5. WHO’S TAKING A FRESH LOOK AT CAMPAIGN FINANCING

The Supreme Court is considering whether to undo some limits on contributions from big givers to political campaigns.

6. ARGENTINE PRESIDENT FACES SURGERY

A clot pressing against Cristina Fernandez’ brain was causing headaches, but worrying new symptoms are prompting immediate attention.

7. WHAT THE CAMERAS DON’T SEE

An AP investigation finds 23 of the 27 major casinos on the Las Vegas Strip have no surveillance in hotel hallways or elevator landings, creating opportunities for crime.

8. NATIONAL MALL FIRE VICTIM IDENTIFIED

Authorities say John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, N.J., is the man who died last week after pouring gasoline on his head and setting himself ablaze.

9. MEET CHRYSLER’S PECULIAR PITCHMAN

Actor Will Ferrell brings his big-screen character Ron Burgundy, the egotistical airhead TV anchorman, to the small screen in a series of ads for the automaker.

10. WALKOFF HOME RUN PROPELS RAYS OVER SOX

Jose Lobaton keeps Tampa Bay in contention against Boston for the American League Division Series title.

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Super Bowl XLIX: Carroll, Belichick excelled after failing the first time

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Cubs great Ernie Banks dies

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The Chicago Cubs say Hall of Famer and two-time MVP Ernie Banks was 83 when he died Friday night. The team did not provide a cause of death.