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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Gridlock eases on Capitol Hill.  A budget deal is reached that would avert about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts. It's expected to be approved by both houses. By Brendan Hoffman Gridlock eases on Capitol Hill. A budget deal is reached that would avert about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts. It's expected to be approved by both houses. By Brendan Hoffman
World leaders remember Mandela.  Obama's eulogy is the day's rhetorical highlight, with the crowd at the Johannesburg soccer stadium erupting in thunderous applause. By Chip Somodevilla World leaders remember Mandela. Obama's eulogy is the day's rhetorical highlight, with the crowd at the Johannesburg soccer stadium erupting in thunderous applause. By Chip Somodevilla
In first, woman to head a US automaker.  General Motors picks products chief Mary Barra to take over the company, which has made $20 billion since emerging from bankruptcy. By Carlos Otero In first, woman to head a US automaker. General Motors picks products chief Mary Barra to take over the company, which has made $20 billion since emerging from bankruptcy. By Carlos Otero
Police move on Ukraine protest camp.  Shouting demonstrators fend off the advance, which comes just as two Western diplomats are visiting the country hoping to defuse tensions. By Brendan Hoffman Police move on Ukraine protest camp. Shouting demonstrators fend off the advance, which comes just as two Western diplomats are visiting the country hoping to defuse tensions. By Brendan Hoffman
How searchers found missing travelers in Nevada mountains.  A cell phone ping leads rescuers to a couple and four children stranded for 48 hours in subzero temperatures after their Jeep rolled over. By Carlos Otero How searchers found missing travelers in Nevada mountains. A cell phone ping leads rescuers to a couple and four children stranded for 48 hours in subzero temperatures after their Jeep rolled over. By Carlos Otero

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

1. GRIDLOCK EASES ON CAPITOL HILL

   A budget deal is reached that would avert about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts. It's expected to be approved by both houses.

2. WORLD LEADERS REMEMBER MANDELA

   Obama's eulogy is the day's rhetorical highlight, with the crowd at the Johannesburg soccer stadium erupting in thunderous applause.

3. IN FIRST, WOMAN TO HEAD A US AUTOMAKER

   General Motors picks products chief Mary Barra to take over the company, which has made $20 billion since emerging from bankruptcy.

4. POLICE MOVE ON UKRAINE PROTEST CAMP

   Shouting demonstrators fend off the advance, which comes just as two Western diplomats are visiting the country hoping to defuse tensions.

5. HOW SEARCHERS FOUND MISSING TRAVELERS IN NEVADA MOUNTAINS

   A cell phone ping leads rescuers to a couple and four children stranded for 48 hours in subzero temperatures after their Jeep rolled over.

6. URUGUAY'S CONGRESS OK'S GOVERNMENT-RUN MARIJUANA MARKET

   The plan now awaits the signature of the country's president, who says he's convinced the global drug war is a failure.

7. WHICH MAJOR INDEX STILL HASN'T FULLY RECOVERED

   The Nasdaq -- the biggest beneficiary of the late `90s Internet mania was also its biggest victim -- remains 20 percent below its dot-com peak in March 2000.

8. SCIENTISTS PLAN TRICKY RENDEZVOUS WITH COMET

   The European Space Agency is planning to land an unmanned spacecraft on a comet next year in an unprecedented mission.

9. 6-YEAR-OLD SUSPENDED FOR KISSING GIRL AT COLO. SCHOOL

   The district superintendent tells the AP the boy was punished because of a policy against unwanted touching.

10. WHO WON'T BE SKATING AT SOCHI

   America's Evan Lysacek, the reigning Olympic figure skating champ, announces that a hip injury will keep him from competing.

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