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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    
1. STORM BRINGS HISTORIC FLOODING TO SOUTH CAROLINA
    
Much of Columbia and a surrounding chunk of the state are in disarray after more than 18 inches of rain fell in spots and hundreds had to be rescued.
    
2. BAHAMAS SEARCH FOR LOST U.S. SHIP FINDS DEBRIS
    
There's no word yet on the fate of the vessel that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin or the 33 people on board.
    
3. MASS SHOOTINGS GRAB HEADLINES, BUT OTHERS GO UNDER RADAR
    
There were 8,124 homicides by gun in 2014, according to the FBI's Crime in the United States report.
    
4. GUATEMALANS BURY KIN AFTER MUDSLIDE
    
Ismael Estrada lost a son and a granddaughter in the disaster that killed at least 131 people. He is still missing 19 family members.
    
5. WHY SYRIAN REFUGEES RETURN TO WAR ZONES IN HOMELAND
    
Many of them can't survive in exile, can't afford to pay smugglers to sneak them into Europe or are simply homesick.
    
6. NOBEL MEDICINE PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
    
William Campbell and Satoshi Omura are cited for discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites, and Youyou Tu is rewarded for discoveries concerning a novel therapy against malaria. NOBEL-MEDICINE
 

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