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10 for today: Wednesday, April 2

10 for today: Wednesday, April 2

GENERAL MOTORS:Rosie Cortinas, center, holds a photo of her son Amador Cortinas of Homedale, Idaho, who was killed on Oct. 18, 2013, while driving a friend home in a Chevy Cobalt, joins other families whose loved ones died behind the wheel of defective General Motors vehicles plagued by a defective ignition switch linked to 13 deaths and dozens of crashes, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will look for answers today from GM CEO Mary Barra about a faulty ignition switch and mishandled recall of 2.6 million cars that’s been linked to 13 deaths and dozens of crashes. At far right is Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., the ranking member of that subcommittee. Photo: Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite

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

1. WHY MANY CHILEANS DIDN’T SLEEP LAST NIGHT

Authorities keep hundreds of thousands of people out of their beds after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake triggered tsunami warnings.

2. WHAT MAY HELP IN SEARCH FOR PLANE

If the wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner rests somewhere in the Indian Ocean’s depths, investigators will likely need to use robot submarines to find it.

3. CONGRESS OKs $1B FOR UKRAINE

The loan guarantees are part of a bill giving lawmakers a way to denounce Russia for its military incursion and express support for Kiev.

4. WHO’S ON DEMOCRATIC TICKET FOR DC MAYOR

Muriel Bowser wins District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary, defeating scandal-plagued incumbent Vincent Gray.

5. GM BOSS FACES TOUGH CHALLENGE IN CHANGING COMPANY’S CULTURE

New CEO Mary Barra tries to distance the automaker from its “cost culture” past as she appears before Congress, amid a massive recall caused by a 57-cent part.

6. PROSTHETICS, COUNSELING AID SOME AMPUTEES IN SYRIA

International organizations are providing some of those who have lost a limb with artificial ones.

7. US WEIGHS RISK OF FREEING JONATHAN POLLARD

Releasing the convicted spy could spur talks between Israel and the Palestinians — or prove a costly embarrassment to the White House.

8. SUNSHINE REVEALS SORROWS IN WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE

Floodwaters at the site are receding, allowing crews to expand their search_and find more human remains.

9. POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL TED CRUZ TO ADDRESS YOUNG EVANGELICALS

The Texas senator and tea party favorite is to speak before the student body of Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell.

10. NOWHERE TO RUN? TRY NORTH KOREA

Tourism companies say they are being inundated with requests to sign up for the April 13 Pyongyang marathon.

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