10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 9:03 PM
10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. FRANCE CRACKING DOWN ON HATE SPEECH

The arrests in the wake of the terror attack raise questions about whether Hollande's government is impinging on the very freedom of speech that it so vigorously defends when it comes to Charlie Hebdo.

2. HOUSE VOTES TO ROLL BACK IMMIGRATION MOVES

Undoing Obama's executive actions would expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion from the U.S.

3. WHAT'S LATEST SIGN HILLARY CLINTON WILL RUN IN 2016

She's recruiting veterans of Obama's two successful White House campaigns as she builds her team for an expected presidential bid.

4. SHAKEUP FOLLOWS SECRET SERVICE MISTAKES

Four high-ranking executives have been reassigned, the biggest leadership shift since the agency's director was forced to quit last year.

5. KURDS, US-LED AIRSTRIKES TURN TIDE IN KOBANI

It's a stunning reversal for the Islamic State group, which had been poised to conquer the strategic Syrian border town.

6. HOW BUDGET CUTS ARE IMPACTING IRS

Only half of the 100 million people expected to call the agency for tax help this year are likely to be able to reach someone.

7. PRISON BUS SKIDS OFF ICY TEXAS INTERSTATE

After leaving the highway, the bus collides with a passing freight train, killing eight inmates and two guards.

8. CLIMBERS REACH SUMMIT AT YOSEMITE

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson become the first to free-climb the 3,000-foot granite pedestal of El Capitan — a feat that many had considered impossible.

9. ACTOR DETAILS CHALLENGE OF 'AMERICAN SNIPER' TITLE ROLE

Bradley Cooper says he felt enormous pressure to get the story right for the sake of the late sniper's family and children.

10. WHICH COLLEGE PLAYERS ARE ON THE CLOCK

Undergrads like Ohio State QB Cardale Jones have until Thursday to decide whether to declare for the NFL draft or stay in school.