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Feb 12, 12:03 AM EST

10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. WHAT CLINTON, SANDERS CLASH OVER

The presidential candidates battle for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in the latest Democratic debate and spar over their support for Obama.

2. LAST OCCUPIERS OF OREGON NATURE PRESERVE SURRENDER

The four holdouts were the last of a larger group that seized the wildlife refuge nearly six weeks ago, protesting what they view as federal overreach.

3. US, RUSSIA ADVANCE PLAN FOR SYRIAN CEASEFIRE

The temporary "cessation of hostilities" would take effect in a week if all the parties go along.

4. DOZENS OF INMATES KILLED IN RIOT

A fight between rival drug gangs escalates into Mexico's deadliest prison melee in years.

5. WHAT'S ELECTRIFYING ASTRONOMERS

Scientists say they've finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.

6. UTILITY CAPS GAS LEAK IN LOS ANGELES

For 16 weeks, the well had gushed uncontrollably, driving thousands of residents from their homes.

7. WHERE NATO IS SENDING THREE WARSHIPS

The vessels will sail immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.

8. QUESTIONS GROWING OVER BANKS

Weakening economies threaten to sour the loans that banks have issued to companies around the world - particularly in distressed sectors like the energy industry.

9. SMITHSONIAN GIVING VISITORS VIRTUAL LOOK INSIDE APOLLO 11

Highlights include graffiti the astronauts left inside the spacecraft that took them on their historic mission to the moon in 1969.

10. LAMAR ODOM ATTENDS FIRST PUBLIC EVENT SINCE HOSPITALIZATION

The estranged husband of Khloe Kardashian shows up at brother-in-law Kanye West's New York Fashion show - and gets cheers from the crowd.

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