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6 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
    
1. OBAMA: ISLAMIC STATE'S DEFEAT REQUIRES 'LONG-TERM CAMPAIGN'
    
At the U.N., the president hosts a gathering of world leaders working to expand the fight against the terror group, but there's little agreement on how to proceed.
    
2. GOP LAWMAKERS GRILL PLANNED PARENTHOOD LEADER
    
The women's health organization is under fire in the wake of stealthily recorded videos made by abortion foes posing as private purchasers of fetal organs.
    
3. TALIBAN TIGHTEN GRIP ON KEY AFGHAN CITY
    
Afghan ground troops sent to retake Kunduz get help from U.S. airstrikes, but are stalled by ambushes and roadblocks.
    
4. WHY VW, OTHER AUTOMAKERS HAVE TRIED TO CHEAT EMISSIONS TESTS
    
Complying with clean air regulations can add thousands of dollars to a vehicle's sticker price while diminishing driving performance.
    
5. WHO ATTRACTS 625,000 TWITTER FOLLOWERS HOURS AFTER JOINING
    
Edward Snowden, the exiled whistleblower who leaked classified documents about U.S. government surveillance, is following just one account: the NSA.
    
6. KEVIN MCCARTHY WORKS TO CLINCH HOUSE SPEAKER POST
    
The California Republican moves to lock up support to move into Congress' top job, a week after John Boehner announces his departure.

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