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10 things to know for today

Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 6:29 AM ET
Crews survey the scene of a bridge collapse on Interstate 5 on May 23, 2013 near Mt. Vernon, Washington.
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Crews survey the scene of a bridge collapse on Interstate 5 on May 23, 2013 near Mt. Vernon, Washington.

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

1. WHAT'S UNUSUAL ABOUT THE RAINS IN COLORADO

The dilemma in the semi-arid state is almost always too little precipitation - not too much.

2. NEXT STEP IN SYRIAN CRISIS

Kerry and top European diplomats are meeting on a U.N. resolution setting out how the Assad regime must secure and destroy its chemical weapons.

3. WHY THERE'S CONCERN OVER US BRIDGES

An AP analysis of more than 600,000 bridges across the nation shows that some 65,000 were classified as "structurally deficient."

(Read more: Wayward trucks smash into Indianapolis bridges 400 times)

Refloating the Costa Concordia
NBC News correspondent Claudia Lavanga talks about the difficulty of pulling the sunken Costa Concordia out of the sea.

4. FED VICE CHAIR SAID TO BE IN LINE TO SUCCEED BERNANKE

Janet Yellen is the apparent favorite to be nominated by Obama for the top job, now that Lawrence Summers has withdrawn from consideration.

5. TROUBLING TREND IN JOBS

The gap in employment rates between America's richest and poorest families has stretched to its highest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago.

(Read more: The new Americanpoor: 4 in 5 live in danger of it)

6. WHERE TENSIONS MAY BE SUBSIDING

A factory park jointly run by South and North Korea resumes operations after Pyongyang, which had ordered a shutdown, reverses itself.

7. DELICATE OPERATION TO FREE CAPSIZED SHIP

The 115,000-ton Costa Concordia, which ran aground on a Tuscan reef in 2012, is the largest liner engineers have ever tried to pull upright.

(Read more: Complex Costa Concordia salvage effort gets underway

8. MEET THE NEW MISS AMERICA

Nina Davuluri becomes the second consecutive Miss New York—and the first contestant of Indian descent—to win the pageant.

9. WHO, AT LONG LAST, HAS AN EMMY

At age 84, Bob Newhart wins a creative arts Emmy—his first—for a guest role on "The Big Bang Theory."

10. MANNING BOWL IS PEYTON'S PLACE—AGAIN

In the third meeting between the QB siblings, Peyton Manning again outduels younger brother Eli as Denver thumps the Giants 41-23.

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