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10 for today: Tuesday, March 11

10 for today: Tuesday, March 11

REMEMBERED: People observe a moment of silence in front of what is left of a disaster control center in an area devastated by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, Tuesday, March 11. Japan is marking the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing, turned coastal communities into wasteland and triggered a nuclear crisis. Photo: Associated Press/Shizuo Kambayashi

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

1. MAN WITH STOLEN PASSPORT ON JET WAS ASYLUM SEEKER

One of the two men traveling on a missing Malaysia Airlines jet with a stolen passport was a 19-year-old Iranian man believed to be trying to migrate to Germany, and had no terror links.

2. A SOLEMN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE IN JAPAN

Three years ago, an earthquake and tsunami left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing and triggered a nuclear crisis.

3. WHAT GARNERED A RARE UNANIMOUS VOTE IN THE U.S. SENATE

The chamber voted 97-0 for a bipartisan plan to fight sexual assault in the military, including scrapping the “good soldier defense.”

4. NEXT STEPS IN ARMY GENERAL’S SEX ASSAULT CASE

His lawyers will decide whether to submit a new plea-bargain proposal, after the judge said the military may have improperly pushed the trial forward.

5. ‘FATAL VISION’ AUTHOR JOE MCGINNISS DIES AT 71

He had inoperable prostate cancer, and was working on a book about his illness.

6. WHY A JUDGE IS STOPPING NSA RECORDS DESTRUCTION

Millions of telephone records collected by the government are being preserved so an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against the agency can proceed.

7. THE DEBATE OVER DRONES: USEFULNESS VS. PRIVACY

More than 35 states are considering legislation this year, while many also try to lure the unmanned aircraft industry.

8. HOW PIT BULLS GOT AN IMAGE MAKEOVER

Animal activists and some TV shows are portraying the “pits” more positively. Now, a number of states are stepping back from their previous bans.

9. FOUR-TIME IDITAROD CHAMP ENDS QUEST

In a stunning reversal, weather forces Jeff King to drop out of the sled-dog race about 25 miles from the finish line.

10. NHL GAME CALLED OFF WHEN PLAYER FALLS ILL

Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley is in stable condition after suffering a heart problem and collapsing on the bench during a game against Columbus.

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