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Ukrainian lawmakers applaud after voting during a parliamentary session in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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Traffic creeps along Interstate 55 in north Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, as ice and snow flurries cause difficult driving conditions. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., rehearses the Republican response to the State of the Union on Capitol Hill that she will deliver in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 1, 2011, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress while testifying before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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Customer Alvaro Maduro, left, speaks with Maria Vanegas with The Food Trust about whole grain tortillas at the Indiana Food Market, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2011 file photo released by the Missouri Department of Corrections is death-row inmate Herbert Smulls who is scheduled to die by injection one minute after midnight Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 for killing St. Louis County jeweler Stephen Honickman in 1991. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections)
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 file photo, anti-government protesters gather in front of a shopping mall during a rally led by former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban at Ratchabrasong intersection in Bangkok, Thailand. Hotel occupancy rates in central Bangkok have plunged. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
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Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning answers questions during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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

1. UKRAINE PARLIAMENT TO VOTE ON AMNESTY FOR ARRESTED PROTESTERS

A yes vote is unlikely to appease demonstrators, though, because they want President Yanukovych to resign and early elections declared.

2. ON ALABAMA BEACHES, ICICLES HANG FROM PALM TREES

A winter storm that might be no big deal in the North all but paralyzes the Deep South, bringing snow, ice and teeth-chattering cold.

3. AP ANALYSIS FINDS OBAMA'S AGENDA HAS GONE FROM BOLD TO BITE-SIZED

Nancy Benac agrees the president can bypass Congress and get some things done on his own, but says creativity is no substitute for clout.

4. GOP RESPONSE TO OBAMA SPEECH TAKES HIGHLY PERSONAL APPROACH

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers focuses on her background and family as she offers vision of Republicans determined to empower Americans, not the government.

5. FEDERAL RESERVE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE REDUCING STIMULUS

In final meeting Bernanke will preside over as chairman, Fed may pare bond purchases another $10 billion, to $65 billion a month.

6. AIR FORCE'S NUCLEAR LAUNCH CORPS FACES NEW STRAIN

The number of officers implicated in the cheating scandal doubles from the original 34, which means about 14 percent of all officers are sidelined.

7. HOW CONVENIENCE STORES IN PHILLY ARE PROMOTING BETTER HEALTH

Corner groceries broaden their inventory of fresh produce, whole grains and low-fat dairy and use cooking demonstrations to teach residents nutritious food options.

8. WHY U.S. SUPREME COURT BLOCKED EXECUTION OF MISSOURI MAN

Lawyer for Herbert Smulls says the state's refusal to disclose source of lethal-injection drug made it impossible to rule out suffering during execution.

9. WHERE POLITICAL PROTESTS ARE BAD FOR BUSINESS

Months of turmoil in Bangkok have hurt tourist bookings and left business leaders worried that investors will move to neighboring countries.

10. WHAT PEYTON MANNING SEES WHEN HE ENTERS BRONCOS' LOCKER ROOM

Teammates leave No. 18 jerseys for him to sign, perhaps thinking there won't be an opportunity after this year.

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