10 Things to Know for Today

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FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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Associated Press/Steve Helber, File – FILE – In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 …more  Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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

1. OBAMA DEFENDS SURVEILLANCE AMID GLOBAL UPROAR

The administration has no plans to shelve the controversial collection of records revealed by an NSA contract worker.

2. POLICE USE TEAR GAS TO MOVE TURKEY PROTESTERS

Some activists lobbed fireworks and stones at hundreds of police who pushed through barricades to scatter people who have occupied an Istanbul park for more than a week.

3. FIRST VOTES SET ON IMMIGRATION

While the Senate prepared for procedural votes to allow debate to move forward, senators prepared amendments on border security and health care.

4. US DROPS OPPOSITION TO AGE LIMITS FOR MORNING-AFTER PILL

The Obama administration said it would drop its appeal to the judge’s order to make emergency contraception available to girls of all ages.

5. JOURNALIST WHO BROKE NSA STORY DOESN’T HIDE HIS OPINION

The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald has argued in three books that the government tramples on personal rights and called the collection of phone records “rampant abuse.”

6. SELECTION A SLOW PROCESS IN ZIMMERMAN CASE

Attorneys interviewed just four potential jurors Monday, including one who said both Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin were at fault.

7. FAMILY TURMOIL OF SANTA MONICA GUNMAN

The mother of the man who shot five people, including his father and brother, said her husband became abusive five years into her marriage when she moved from Lebanon to join him I the U.S.

8. HOW TO SECURE THE OLYMPICS

Russian officials say they will use drones and robotic vehicles to make sure the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi will be “the safest Olympics in history.”

9. WHAT’S NEW ON THE NEXT PLAYSTATION

Playstation 4 costs about $100 less than Microsoft’s Xbox One, and doesn’t require a steady online connection for its games.

10. TEBOW TO JOIN FORMER TEAM’S RIVAL

The ex-New York Jet is expected to join the New England Patriots minicamp today.

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