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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 30, 2013 file photo, demonstrators walk through downtown St. Louis to demand a better minimum wage. On Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, organizers say thousands of workers are set to stage walkouts in at least 50 cities around the country, part of a push to intensify the spotlight on the wages paid by chains such as McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Wendy’s. (AP Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Derik Holtmann)

10 Things to Know for Today, Thursday August 29

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

1. PRESIDENT MAKING CASE FOR MILITARY STRIKE

American retaliation for Syrian chemical use would send a "strong signal," he says. CLICK HERE

2. QUESTIONS ARISE ABOUT STRENGTH OF US INTEL

The evidence linking Assad or his inner circle to the purported chemical weapons attack so far is no "slam dunk," officials tell the AP. CLICK HERE

3. OBAMA: KING'S DREAM NOT YET REALITY

On the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader's famous speech, the president also challenges new generations to seize the cause of racial equality. CLICK HERE

4. HUNGRY FOR HIGHER PAY

Thousands of fast-food workers seeking better wages are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country. CLICK HERE

5. WHO'S NOT HITTING THE ROAD

After rising for decades, total vehicle use in the U.S. — the collective miles people drive — peaked in 2007. CLICK HERE

6. MONTANA JUDGE STANDS BY 30-DAY JAIL TERM FOR RAPIST

He has said the 14-year-old victim was as much in control as the former teacher who assaulted her. The girl later killed herself. CLICK HERE

7. WHAT'S TOPS AMONG ILLEGAL DRUGS

It's pot. But a global survey also finds that addictions to painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin and codeine kill the most people. CLICK HERE

8. DOCTOR: JACKSON SOUGHT PROPOFOL YEARS AGO

She says she refused the singer's late 1990s request, telling him the drug wasn't appropriate as a sleep aid. CLICK HERE

9. HOW JOHNNY MANZIEL IS BEING PUNISHED

The QB, who signed autographs for memorabilia brokers, will be forced to sit out the first half of Texas A&M's season-opener Saturday against Rice. CLICK HERE

10. JAMES BLAKE'S CAREER COMES TO A CLOSE

The American suffers a five-set loss to Croatia's Ivo Karlovic. Blake announced earlier that the U.S. Open would be his last pro tournament. CLICK HERE

The Journal Gazette contributed to this report.

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