10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. HOUSE TO GRILL OUSTED IRS CHIEF
   
Steven Miller will have to answer to a Republican-run committee today about why conservative groups were targeted by the agency.
   
2. HOW A LOOPHOLE LET SOME TERRORISTS FLY
   
A government watchdog says some in the witness protection program weren't on no-fly lists.
   
3. WHY A WEAK YEN MAY MEAN NEW CARS IN U.S. DRIVEWAYS
   
Prices will drop for Japanese products such as Toyota automobiles and Sony electronics, which is good news for American and European consumers.
   
4. YEARS OF WORK DESTROYED BY TWISTERS IN HOURS
   
Habitat for Humanity had built many of the homes destroyed by 16 tornadoes that were also responsible for at least six deaths and dozens of injuries.in several small Texas communities.
   
5. ARMY OF SHAME
   
President Barack Obama says military leaders have told him they are "ashamed" of their failure to end sexual abuse in the armed services.
   
6. SYRIA'S PLANS FOR AFTER WAR ENDS
   
A six-member U.N. team led by a former Syrian planning minister has started a reconstruction initiative even as there is no end in sight for the civil unrest.
   
7. GOT WHEELS? COOL YOUR HEELS
   
American Airlines says people with just a bag - rolling suitcases not included - will be allowed to board flights before most other passengers.
   
8. WHERE POWERBALL IS GETTING ITS LATEST PUSH
   
With California recently joining states that offer the lottery, players there and in neighboring Nevada are hoping for a piece of an estimated $550 million jackpot.
   
9. WHAT BECKHAM GAVE TO US SOCCER
   
David Beckham retires from the sport, but left Major League Soccer with the kind of legitimacy and visibility it would have taken decades to reach on its own.
   
10. WHO THE LATEST 'AMERICAN IDOL' IS
   
Vocal powerhouse Candice Glover bested country singer Kree Harrison to win the 12th edition of the contest and a record deal.

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