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10 Things to Know for Today, Wednesday August 28

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

1. WHEN US, PARTNERS MIGHT TAKE MILITARY ACTION

No strike is expected before Thursday. That's when Britain's Parliament meets to consider a response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons. CLICK HERE

2. WHITE HOUSE PROMISES PROOF

The release of an intelligence report formally linking Assad to the purported chemical attack could come as early as today. CLICK HERE

3. FIFTY YEARS AGO, KING DELIVERED 'I HAVE A DREAM' SPEECH

Obama says in a radio interview that he imagines the civil rights leader "would be amazed in many ways about the progress that we've made." CLICK HERE

4. FORT HOOD GUNMAN RESTS CASE

In his last chance to plead for his life, the Army psychiatrist decides not to submit evidence, call witnesses or testify. CLICK HERE

5. WHY YOSEMITE WILDFIRE GREW SO BIG SO FAST

The region hasn't seen a significant forest fire since perhaps the 1910s. That's left a century's worth of fuel in the blaze's path. CLICK HERE

6. NUKE THREAT LEVEL RAISED

Japan upgrades the leak of 80,000 gallons of radiation-contaminated water at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima plant to a "serious incident." CLICK HERE

7. WHO'S TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR DISRUPTING NY TIMES' WEBSITE

A shadowy group of pro-Assad hackers known as the Syrian Electronic Army says it launched the cyberattack — and a similar assault on Twitter. CLICK HERE

8. SCIENTISTS SAY EXISTENCE OF NEW ELEMENT CONFIRMED

The short-lived by super-heavy element has been dubbed "ununpentium." A catchier name is likely coming. CLICK HERE

9. HOW FINANCIAL MARKETS ARE REACTING TO POSSIBLE SYRIA STRIKE

The Dow falls 170 points, Asian stocks plunge and the price of oil soars. CLICK HERE

10. LITTLE-KNOWN AMERICAN SHOCKS EX-CHAMP

Seventeen-year-old Victoria Duval, who's ranked 296th in the world, knocks off Samantha Stosur at the U.S. Open. Stosur won the tourney in 2011. CLICK HERE

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