10 Things to Know for Friday

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Posted: Jan 15, 2015 9:06 PM
10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. TWO TERROR SUSPECTS KILLED IN FIREFIGHT IN BELGIUM

The raid in a town outside Brussels foils a major attack on police installations that might have been just hours away, police say.

2. US GREATLY EASES CUBAN TRAVEL

Americans will no longer need to get a license to visit the island.

3. FLU VACCINE JUST 23 PERCENT EFFECTIVE

That's one of the worst performances in the last decade, U.S. health officials say.

4. WHO'LL DELIVER GOP RESPONSE TO OBAMA'S STATE OF THE UNION

The Republicans select a fresh face to give their rebuttal — newly elected Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, the first woman to represent her state in Congress.

5. ANGRY CALLS, EMAILS PROMPT ABOUT-FACE AT DUKE

Amid the outcry, the university cancels plans to use the chapel tower for a weekly call-to-prayer for Muslims.

6. OKLAHOMA EXECUTES INMATE FOR KILLING BABY IN 1997

The execution is the state's first lethal injection since a botched one last spring.

7. HOW NASA, SPACE PARTNERS ARE PUSHING BOUNDARIES

An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are being sent to the International Space State for an entire year.

8. ARIZONA UPS ANTE OF CIVICS CLASS

The state is the first to pass a law requiring that students pass a civics citizenship exam before graduation.

9. WHICH FILM LOOKS LIKE TOP OSCAR CONTENDER

The humble coming-of-age epic "Boyhood" has steadily grown into the movie to beat.

10. OHIO STATE QB STAYING PUT

Sophomore Cardale Jones, who led the Buckeyes to a national championship, says he won't jump into the NFL draft.