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Jan 26, 8:35 AM EST

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. NORTHEAST BRACES FOR `POTENTIALLY HISTORIC' STORM

A blizzard warning is issued for a 250-mile stretch of the Northeast, including New York and Boston which could see up to almost two feet of snow.

2. OBAMA IS CHIEF GUEST AT INDIA CELEBRATION

The president attended the Asian nation's Republic Day parade which is the highlight of a three-day visit to bolster ties with New Delhi.

3. JAPAN RACING TO SAVE HOSTAGE

Tokyo says it is seeking help from Jordan and other countries to secure the release of journalist Kenji Goto who was taken captive by the Islamic State terrorist group.

4. GREECE GETS READY TO FORM GOVERNMENT

The Syriza party gained the backing needed, creating a surprise alliance with the small, right-wing Independent Greeks.

5. ISLAMIC STATE NEARLY PUSHED OUT OF KOBANI

The advance against the extremist group on the Syrian border town is a major symbolic victory for both the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition.

6. RAND PAUL SPARS WITH RIVALS AT KOCH EVENT

The Kentucky Republican shows how he could disrupt the 2016 GOP field as he attacks senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio on their Iran and Cuba stances.

7. MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAST RESORT FOR SICK KIDS

The American Academy of Pediatrics says the drug should only be used to cure children who have no other treatment options.

8. WHERE THE ECONOMY IS AILING

Afghanistan's fragile finances lost a third of their value as international aid organizations and western forces withdrew.

9. WHY THE SUPER BOWL WON'T FIX GLENDALE'S WOES

The Arizona city that's hosting the nation's top sporting event is suffering from deep financial issues over its effort to become a sports destination.

10. WHOSE OSCAR CHANCES ARE HIGH

"Birdman'"s big wins at the SAG Awards and the Producer Guild Awards are pushing it past Academy Award rival "Boyhood."

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