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Knowledge is power...ten things that you need to know for Wednesday.

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Ten things you need to know for Wednesday:

 

1. SOME FURLOUGHED WORKERS CALLED BACK

  • The status of thousands of employees changed from nonessential to essential over the course of the partial government shutdown.

2. BAGGAGE HANDLER ARRESTED IN DRY ICE BLASTS

  • Bail is set at $1 million for an airport employee accused of taking the stuff from a plane at LAX and putting it in plastic bottles that later exploded.

3. DEADLY TYPHOON, MUDSLIDES HIT JAPAN

  • Dozens are missing after a storm hits an island south of Tokyo and sweeps up the coast.

4. OBAMA BESTOWS MEDAL OF HONOR ON AFGHAN VET

  • William D. Swenson, recognized for bravery in a battle against Taliban insurgents in 2009, wants to return to active duty.

5. ALLEGED TERRORIST CAPTURED IN LIBYA PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN NYC

  • The case renews debate about whether to try terror suspects in military or civilian courts.

6. SHERIFF: GIRL'S TORMENTOR ARRESTED AFTER FACEBOOK BOAST

  • A teen said to be primarily responsible for bullying a classmate who then committed suicide brags about it online. She and a 12-year-old now face charges.

7. WHO'S IN THE RUNNING FOR ROCK HALL OF FAME

  • Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Peter Gabriel are among first-time nominees.

8. WHY ALL TRACES OF CONN. SCHOOL ARE BEING ERADICATED

  • The goal during demolition of the site of the Sandy Hook shootings will be to prevent exploitation of any remnants of the building.

9. DODGERS FIND THEMSELVES ON THE EDGE

  • Game 5 of the NLCS will be Los Angeles' last this year unless the team can muster a win against the Cardinals.

10. WHERE A RARE SEA CREATURE WAS DISCOVERED

  • A woman snorkeling off the California coast finds the carcass of an 18-foot oarfish - a deep-water species that can grow up to 50 feet long.
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