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10 for today: Tuesday, Jan. 21

10 for today: Tuesday, Jan. 21

HAPPILY EVER AFTER INSURANCE: This Oct. 12, shot provided by Julia Bailey shows Shannon and Justin Peach, riding in a carriage after their wedding in New Orleans. Shannon's mom, Cheryl Winter, spent $500 for Hartford-based Travelers Insurance to cover her daughter’s destination wedding, where her biggest concern was a potential hurricane. The weather cooperated, but after the limousine failed to show they used the insurance policy to claim the deposit money they could not get back from the limo driver. Photo: Associated Press/Julia Bailey

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

1. RUSSIA, IRAN CRITICIZE TEHRAN SNUB FOR SYRIA TALKS

Both countries criticize the U.N. chief’s decision to withdraw Iran’s invitation to join this week’s peace conference on Syria.

2. EXPLOSION HITS BEIRUT SUBURB

The blast appears to be the latest attack targeting Shiites in Lebanon, apparently in retaliation for Hezbollah’s support for Assad.

3. HOW A SNOWDEN TRIAL COULD PLAY OUT

Some legal experts say even more classified information could come out in court, but the government wants to press ahead.

4. CHICAGO PRIEST SEX ABUSE DOCUMENTS GOING PUBLIC

Victims’ attorneys are posting the papers online, and say they’ll show the archdiocese concealed the abuse for decades.

5. WHY ISRAEL IS WORRIED ABOUT ANCIENT HOLY LAND TREASURES

After five earthquakes in October, experts started using technology to determine structural weaknesses at historical sites.

6. GET THE SHOVELS AND SCARVES READY

Another batch of heavy snow and frigid temperatures is forecast from Virginia to New England, and the U.S. government is shutting down for the day as the storm bears down.

7. WHERE TV SOAP OPERAS ARE UNDER FIRE

In Venezuela, the president says the hugely popular shows glamorize violence, guns and drugs and play a part in the country’s high crime.

8. VIRTUAL CURRENCY ENTERING MAINSTREAM

Overstock.com says it has begun to accept digital Bitcoins as payment for goods.

9. WHO’S IN THE SUNDANCE SPOTLIGHT

Lindsay Lohan chose the festival to announce a new film and a “fresh start” after her drug and legal troubles.

10. PRICIER NUPTIALS SPUR INSURANCE MARKET

With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers are selling policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness — even a sudden change of heart.

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Mayors from big cities around globe push climate initiatives

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The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy.

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Fired up by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care

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As the Obama administration is counting down its final year in office, many Democrats are finding less to like about the president's health care law.

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U.S. to boost airport staffing to manage long security lines

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With airlines worried that long security lines may discourage summer travelers, the U.S. government said it will add airport staff and bomb-sniffing dogs and ramp up pre-screening enrollment efforts.

9 hours ago in Sports

Furyk to make PGA Tour return next week in Charlotte

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Jim Furyk makes his season debut as he joins an elite field boasting 31 of the top 50 players in the current FedExCup standings.

9 hours ago in Sports

Dallas judge tells quarterback Manziel not to contact former girlfriend

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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel made his first appearance in a Dallas court on Thursday on a charge of assaulting his former girlfriend, and the judge told him to keep away from her.