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

1. ACTIVISTS REFLECT ON SYRIA'S SPIRAL FROM PROTESTS TO HORROR

Many Syrians now believe the conflict has become a choice between rule by President Bashar Assad and rule by Islamic radicals, and many prefer the former.

2. INTELLIGENCE REPORT AN EXCEPTION IN CIA OVERSIGHT

The Senate's conclusions on the spy agency's post-Sept. 11 interrogations show that such examinations are quite unusual, raising questions about other programs it oversees.

3. GERMAN WOMAN KILLED IN SYRIA FIGHTING ISLAMIC STATE GROUP

Ivana Hoffman is the third foreign national - and the first female foreign fighter - known to be slayed in a clash with Islamic militants.

4. INVESTORS ENJOYING ONE OF THE LONGEST BULL MARKETS

U.S. stocks have been rising for the past six years and strategists are not seeing the typical signs that accompany a peak yet.

5. CHAD, NIGER TROOPS MOVE TO ATTACK BOKO HARAM

Detonations are heard after the troops cross over northeast Nigeria in hundreds of vehicles.

6. WHAT THE 2016 POLLS ARE SHOWING

Surveys are merely pointing out that most Americans aren't yet paying enough attention to make the numbers worth much at all.

7. MADISON LEARNS FROM FERGUSON'S MISTAKES

The Wisconsin capital's police response is avoiding racial tensions and riots that erupted in the Missouri town as it deals with its own killing of an unarmed black man by an officer.

8. APPLE TO UNVEIL NEWEST DEVICE

CEO Tim Cook will make the case for why the company's smartwatch is the latest must-have gadget.

9. WHERE THEY'RE FIGHTING TO KEEP WOOD FIRES BURNING

Some states are standing up to new U.S. federal limits on woodstove pollution, claiming the new rules could leave low-income residents in the cold.

10. HOW A SOLAR PLANE IS TRYING TO MAKE HISTORY

The Swiss-made aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi just after daybreak in its attempt to circle the world without a drop of fossil fuel.

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