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10 Things to Know Tuesday

9/4/2012

By The Associated Press

By The Associated Press

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

1. MICHELLE OBAMA WOULD LIKE TO RE-INTRODUCE YOU TO HER HUSBAND

The first lady addresses the Democratic convention in prime time, aiming to draw a clear contrast between the president and his GOP challenger.

2. TEXAS MAYOR READY FOR HIS CLOSE-UP, TOO

Julian Castro will be the first Latino keynote speaker ever at the Democratic gathering.

3. A NEW SIDEKICK FOR KELLY RIPA

At 9 a.m., Regis Philbin's replacement will be revealed on "Live!"

4. MOON'S DEATH COULD EXPOSE FAMILY RIFTS

The Unification Church patriarch's children were groomed to lead his movement and businesses -- but feuds could bring down the empire.

5. VOYAGER MARKS 35 YEARS OF SAILING THE HEAVENS

The spacecraft and its twin are now the longest-operating in history and the most distant, at billions of miles from Earth.

6. HOW A LOT OF US SPENT LABOR DAY

Talking politics, of course. The holiday marks when much of the public starts to pay attention to the campaigns.

7. WHY THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION IS BUYING 174,000 HOLLOW-POINT BULLETS

Conspiracy theorists are having a field day, but the ammo is actually for agents who investigate Social Security fraud and make arrests.

8. 'GREEN MILE' OSCAR NOMINEE DIES MONTHS AFTER HE WAS STRICKEN

Michael Clarke Duncan, 54, had been hospitalized after a July heart attack.

9. ANDY RODDICK'S RETIREMENT COULD COME SOONER THAN HE HOPED

The last American to win a men's tennis Grand Slam title, who says this U.S. Open will be his last, faces '09 champ Juan Martin del Potro.

10. A PARALYMPIC SWIMMER'S SPECIAL MOTIVATION

South African Achmat Hassiem imagines being chased by the great white shark that bit off his leg. The 100-meter butterfly bronze medalist has freestyle events ahead.