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10 for today: Wednesday, Dec. 18

10 for today: Wednesday, Dec. 18

BLAST OFF: The Orbital Science Corporation Antares rocket is raised into position at launch Pad-0A, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va. The Antares will launch a Cygnus spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station on Thursday, Dec. 19. Weather permitting, it may be widely visible along the east coast of the United States. Photo: Associated Press/NASA, Bill Ingalls

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

1. WHO WON THE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT

Lucky ticket holders in San Jose, Calif. and Georgia will share the $636 million jackpot.

2. OBAMA SELECTS GAY ATHLETES FOR SOCHI DELEGATION

The move sends a clear signal to Russia about its treatment of homosexuals.

3. WILL THE FED END ECONOMIC STIMULUS

Not yet, say most analysts, as chairman Ben Bernanke wraps up his final Reserve policy meeting today.

4. COMPROMISE BUDGET SET TO PASS SENATE

President Obama could sign the bill today after a rare display of bipartisanship wraps up the spending package.

5. WHY ASTRONAUTS COULD BE WORKING CHRISTMAS DAY

NASA has ordered a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station.

6. UN FEARS 500 KILLED IN SOUTH SUDAN

The fighting is believed to be “largely along ethnic lines”; The United States orders citizens to leave immediately.

7. WHAT TRIGGERED A DIPLOMATIC ROW BETWEEN INDIA AND THE US

An Indian diplomat was strip-searched after her arrest for filing false visa information on her New York housekeeper.

8. MORE TYPHOON AID FOR PHILIPPINES

Secretary of State John Kerry pledges an additional $25 million of relief while touring the devastated city of Tacloban.

9. HOW A BLIND MAN SURVIVED BEING HIT BY A SUBWAY TRAIN

The New York City man says his guide dog barked and tried to keep him from falling while witnesses called for help.

10. FACEBOOK BLAMED FOR PIER PLUNGE

A tourist glued to her Facebook feed was rescued after falling off a jetty in Australia.

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Police: Pesky Pig in Custody in Maine

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An 80-pound domestic pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail during three weeks of freedom has been nabbed in Oakland, Maine.

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Judge Keeps Bail Provisions for Former Chief

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A former Maine State Police chief charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old relative has been denied permission to have supervised contact with four of his grandchildren.

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Democrats, Republicans Tout Legislative Candidates

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The races for the Maine House and Senate are finalized and both parties say they are poised to win this November.

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Tornado Confirmed In Limington, Maine

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The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in the town of Limington, Maine.

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Maine Officer Justified In Rumford Shooting

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The Maine attorney general has ruled that a Rumford police officer was legally justified in using deadly force against a suicidal woman who was advancing on him with a knife.