10 Things to Know for Thursday, October 17th


UPDATED: Thursday October 17, 2013 6:28 AM

1. WHEN FEDERAL EMPLOYEES HAVE TO RETURN TO WORK
    
Government workers are supposed to be back on the job on their next scheduled day - for most, that's today.
    
2. WHICH AGENCIES COLLABORATED IN DRONE STRIKE PROGRAM
    
Documents provided by former systems analyst Edward Snowden show how heavily the CIA relies on the NSA's intelligence gathering.
    
3. THE WORLD COMES TOGETHER FOR AN EARTHQUAKE DRILL
    
More than 24 million people around the globe sign up to duck under their desks at 10:17 a.m. local time, cover their heads and hold onto something sturdy.
    
4. CORY BOOKER'S PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR
    
New Jersey voters can expect to see their new senator, elected Wednesday to fill Frank Lautenberg's seat, back on the campaign trail soon.
    
5. ALL PRESUMED DEAD AFTER LAOS CRASH
    
A plane carrying 44 passengers and five crew members went down in bad weather in the Southeast Asian nation.
    
6. FACEBOOK RELAXES PRIVACY SETTINGS FOR TEENS
    
The social network is now allowing users ages 13-17 to share their posts with anyone on the Internet.
    
7. WHERE WOMEN SCIENTISTS ARE EARNING THEIR DUE
    
An event at Brown University was aimed at adding information to Wikipedia about the scientific and technological achievements of women.
    
8. SLITHERING CREATURES AWAIT OLYMPICS VISITORS
    
Thousands of broad-snouted caimans live in sewage-like lagoons in Rio de Janeiro.
    
9. WHO'S GETTING HIS OWN TV SHOW
    
Mia Farrow's son Ronan - who until recently hadn't been in the public eye - will host a weekday program on MSNBC.
    
10. WHAT STARTED THE DODGERS' GAME 5 RALLY
    
Los Angeles' first homer of the NLCS came courtesy of Adrian Gonzalez and helped keep the team going in the series.

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