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10 things to know, Tuesday, Sept. 12


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

1. Battered Florida begins to dig out after hurricane destruction

Even as glimmers of hope have emerged from parts of the state, the fate of the Florida Keys, where Irma rumbled through with Category 4 muscle, remains largely a question mark.

2. 'It’s sad when you come home to this’

Hundreds of people across St. Martin, an island shared by the Dutch and French, are trying to rebuild the lives they had before Hurricane Irma hit.

3. Why sanctions could have been worse

Pyongyang might be relieved that the U.N. Security Council decided to ease off the biggest target of all — North Korea's access to the oil it needs to stay alive.

4. Senate GOP looking for budget deal to open way to tax redo

Lack of a budget plan for the 2018 fiscal year is a roadblock to the legislation overhauling the tax system that Republicans and Trump have made a priority.

5. Appalachian poor, left out of health debate, seek free care

They can't afford to buy coverage under “Obamacare,” and they don't qualify for Medicaid because Virginia chose not to expand the state's program.

6. Mexico’s top diplomat to tackle DACA

Luis Videgary's trip to California comes amid uncertainty over the future of a program that protects some 800,000 young immigrants who are living in the U.S. from deportation.

7. Bangladesh leader visits Rohingya refugees

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina demands that Myanmar “take their nationals back,” and assures aid for the hundreds of thousands of the displaced until that happens.

8. How Nissan is hoping to get an edge on competition

The Japanese automaker says it's attempting to produce manufacturing innovations in leaps and bounds instead of steady incremental improvement.

9. What the new iPhone may look like

Various leaks indicate the new smartphone will feature a sharper display, facial recognition technology, wireless charging and a better camera.

10. American cities look at possible Winter Games

It's a longshot, but there's talk in Salt Lake City, and even some in Denver, of a bid for the 2026 Winter Games, which take place two years before the Summer Olympics return to Los Angeles.

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