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10 Things to Know for Thursday

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What might be the wild card in the congressional midterms.  In the coming weeks, a vote to increase the nation's borrowing limit could set up a replay of last fall's showdown when GOP conservatives forced a partial government closure. By Kris Connor What might be the wild card in the congressional midterms. In the coming weeks, a vote to increase the nation's borrowing limit could set up a replay of last fall's showdown when GOP conservatives forced a partial government closure. By Kris Connor
"They can still pull the country back from the brink." Hilde Johnson, the U.N. representative in South Sudan, echoes the hopes of many in the violence wracked-nation as negotiators from warring tribes meet for peace talks. By Carlos Otero "They can still pull the country back from the brink." Hilde Johnson, the U.N. representative in South Sudan, echoes the hopes of many in the violence wracked-nation as negotiators from warring tribes meet for peace talks. By Carlos Otero
Colorado ushers in 2014 with Rocky Mountain High.  Legal sales of recreational pot have begun in the state, which is taxing marijuana 25 percent. By Theo Stroomer Colorado ushers in 2014 with Rocky Mountain High. Legal sales of recreational pot have begun in the state, which is taxing marijuana 25 percent. By Theo Stroomer
Who's critical to Affordable Care Act success?  The federal government is appealing for healthy young adults -- the so-called `young invincibles' -- to sign up for Obamacare, since they're crucial to keeping the program afloat. By KMOV Web Producer Who's critical to Affordable Care Act success? The federal government is appealing for healthy young adults -- the so-called `young invincibles' -- to sign up for Obamacare, since they're crucial to keeping the program afloat. By KMOV Web Producer
It's time to start making hard decisions.  That's the message Secretary of State John Kerry is taking to Israeli and Palestinian leaders as he returns to the Mideast to outline a peace plan. By Win McNamee It's time to start making hard decisions. That's the message Secretary of State John Kerry is taking to Israeli and Palestinian leaders as he returns to the Mideast to outline a peace plan. By Win McNamee

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

1. `THEY CAN STILL PULL THE COUNTRY BACK FROM THE BRINK'

   Hilde Johnson, the U.N. representative in South Sudan, echoes the hopes of many in the violence wracked-nation as negotiators from warring tribes meet for peace talks.

2. WHAT MIGHT BE THE WILD CARD IN CONGRESSIONAL MIDTERMS

   In the coming weeks, a vote to increase the nation's borrowing limit could set up a replay of last fall's showdown when GOP conservatives forced a partial government closure.

3. COLO. USHERS IN 2014 WITH ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

   Legal sales of recreational pot have begun in the state, which is taxing marijuana 25 percent.

4. WHO'S CRITICAL TO AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SUCCESS

   The federal government is appealing for healthy young adults -- the so-called `young invincibles' -- to sign up for Obamacare, since they're crucial to keeping the program afloat.

5. IT'S TIME TO START MAKING HARD DECISIONS

   That's the message Secretary of State John Kerry is taking to Israeli and Palestinian leaders as he returns to the Mideast to outline a peace plan.

6. WHERE THEY'RE BRACING FOR FIRST STORM OF 2014

   New England and New York prepare for several inches of snow and frigid temperatures starting Thursday.

7. US TRIES TO KEEP PACE IN RACE FOR ARCTIC RICHES

   Critics say nations including Russia and Canada are ahead of America in exploring the far north's fisheries, oil, natural gas and minerals.

8. TWO TEXAS DEMOCRATS AIM FOR HISTORY

   State senators Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte form an all-female ticket for governor and lieutenant governor. No such pairing has ever won those seats.

9. SALONS DAZZLE UP DOGS WITH BLING, BOWS

   Some dog owners are paying groomers transform their pets with temporary paint tattoos, Mohawks, feather extension or glued-on jewels.

10. QB GURU SET TO TAKE OVER TEXANS

   Bill O'Brien is set to return to the NFL to coach Houston, where he could take on the task of grooming a rookie quarterback.

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