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

1. SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT FORT HOOD

The violence leaves at least one dead and several injured, and is a shocking reminder of the 2009 attack that killed 13 at the same Texas military post.

2. SUPREME COURT LOOSENS RULES ON CAMPAIGN CASH

It's a fresh declaration that many limits on big-money contributions may violate the givers' constitutional free-speech rights.

3. UKRAINE'S FORMER LEADER CALLS CRIMEA A TRAGEDY

In his first interview since fleeing to Russia, Viktor Yanukovych tells the AP that he made a mistake when he invited Russian troops into the Black Sea peninsula.

4. WHY HUGE QUAKE CAUSED LITTLE DAMAGE

Strict building codes, mandatory evacuations and solid emergency preparedness helped Chile escape the magnitude-8.2 temblor with surprisingly little death and destruction.

5. POLL: MOST AMERICANS THINK POT WILL BE LEGAL

Not because everyone wants to get stoned (even if some do). Rather, many feel expensive and seemingly ineffective drug policies and mandatory minimum sentences don't work.

6. WHERE REPUBLICANS MIGHT CONVENE IN 2016

Backed by powerful GOP benefactor Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas has emerged as an early leader in the multi-city fight to host the next Republican National Convention.

7. BOMBING KILLS SIX AFGHAN POLICEMEN

A recent escalation in violence in the heart of Kabul threatens to scare voters away from the polls during Saturday's presidential election.

8. WHICH INSURERS ARE STRUGGLING UNDER 'OBAMACARE'

Some co-ops and smaller nonprofits have languished behind major carriers due in part to restrictions on advertising and lobbying.

9. PROM DRESS SHOPPING PERILOUS FOR PLUS-SIZE GIRLS

Clothes shopping for plus-size teens can be frustrating in general — but shopping for a dream prom dress can seem nearly impossible.

10. MEET SPORTS' NEW IRONMAN

NBA referee Dick Bavetta just worked his 2,633rd consecutive game assignment — a streak even longer than the one baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. compiled.

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