10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

1. DEADLY PROTESTS IN UKRAINE

Thousands of police move on the protest camp in Kiev, setting tents on fire as demonstrators fight back with rocks and bats. Street clashes leave 18 dead and hundreds injured.

2. VENEZUELA'S OPPOSITION LEADER SURRENDERS TO POLICE

Leopoldo Lopez says he doesn't fear jail, and hopes his arrest awakens the nation to the corruption and economic troubles he blames on 15 years of socialism.

3. FREE TRADE BILLS MAKE STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

Obama finds an ally in the GOP's Boehner as he seeks to put major deals with Europe and Asia on a "fast track" to congressional passage.

4. WHERE IRAN DRAWS THE LINE

Iran says it won't scrap any of its nuclear facilities, rejecting a key demand in its negotiations with six other countries over its nuclear program.

5. GEORGIA NUKE PLANT REMAINS ON TRACK

The Energy Department is set to approve $6.5B in federal loan guarantees for the plant — the first to be built in the U.S. in more than 30 years.

6. WHAT MIGHT GO DOWN IF WAGES GO UP

Raising the federal minimum wage would boost income and lift almost a million people above the poverty level, but could cost half a million jobs, the Congressional Budget Office says.

7. 'I'M THE VICTIM HERE'

Michael Dunn, convicted of attempted murder in a fatal shooting over loud music in Florida, was recorded on a jailhouse phone telling his fiancee that he had acted only in self-defense.

8. TAKING THE HONOR OUT OF HONOR GUARD

A photo of soldiers goofing off around a flag-draped coffin with the caption "We put the FUN in funeral" sets off a firestorm after it's posted to a social media site.

9. WHICH LOTTERY GAME IS SPREADING FEVER

The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing is $400 million — and growing.

10. AFTER WAVE OF UPSETS, A FAVORITE COMES THROUGH AT SOCHI

American David Wise, the current king of the sport, wins the gold medal in halfpipe skiing.

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