10 things to know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:{br class="hardreturn" /}
1. RUSSIA'S GAINS CLOUD OBAMA'S ASSURANCES TO BALTICS{br class="hardreturn" /}
The president's efforts to convince former Soviet republics of his ironclad commitment to their security are complicated by the West's inability to halt Russian aggression.{br class="hardreturn" /}
2. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP ACCUSED OF WAR CRIMES{br class="hardreturn" /}
Amnesty International says the extremists have carried out a systematic campaign of mass killings, abductions and `ethnic cleansing' in northern Iraq.{br class="hardreturn" /}
3. WHOM US DRONES TARGETED IN SOMALIA{br class="hardreturn" /}
A senior Somali intelligence official says the American military conducted an operation against the extremist al-Shabab network and its leader Ahmed Abdi Godane.{br class="hardreturn" /}
4. SYRIAN REBELS SET DEMANDS FOR FREEING UN TROOPS{br class="hardreturn" /}
Al-Qaida-linked militants holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage want to be removed from a U.N. terrorist list and be compensated for the killing of three of their fighters in a shootout with international forces.{br class="hardreturn" /}
5. DETROIT'S HISTORIC BANKRUPTCY TRIAL TO BEGIN{br class="hardreturn" /}
The city's lawyers will attempt to convince a federal judge that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.{br class="hardreturn" /}
6. `STONED DRIVING' CONCERNS RISE AS STATES ALLOW POT{br class="hardreturn" /}
"We see the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington as a wake-up call for all of us in highway safety," says Jonathan Adkins, executive director of Governors Highway Safety Association.{br class="hardreturn" /}
7. SURROGATE OFFERS CLUES INTO MAN WITH 16 BABIES{br class="hardreturn" /}
The industry that catered to foreigners has thrived on semi-secrecy, deception and legal loopholes, and Thailand's military government is vowing to shut it down.{br class="hardreturn" /}
8. HOW SOUTH AMERICA HACKERS RATTLE PERU'S GOVERNMENT{br class="hardreturn" /}
Emails stolen by the LulzSecPeru collective from the Peruvian Cabinet's network helped precipitate a no-confidence vote which the ministers barely survived.{br class="hardreturn" /}
9. FLORIDA TOWN SUSPENDS 2 POLICE CHIEFS AFTER TICKET QUOTA CLAIMS{br class="hardreturn" /}
Waldo, which has long had a reputation as a speed trap, is facing a scandal following allegations that its officers victimize motorists in order to turn a profit.{br class="hardreturn" /}
10. WHAT TENNIS' HOTTEST, GROSSEST RITUAL IS{br class="hardreturn" /}
The passing of the sweat-soaked towel has become one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness.{br class="hardreturn" /}

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