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Apr 21, 9:01 PM EDT

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

1. MIGRANT DEATHS IN MEDITERRANEAN COULD TOP 30,000 THIS YEAR

That toll would be nearly 10 times the 2014 total of 3,279, itself a record, the International Organization for Migration notes.

2. HOW PROSECUTORS DEMONSTRATED TSARNAEV'S DEFIANCE

During the trial's penalty phase, the jury is shown a photo of the Boston bomber extending his middle finger to the security camera in his jail cell.

3. EMBATTLED DEA CHIEF TO RETIRE

Michele Leonhart had faced mounting pressure in the wake of a scathing government report detailing allegations that Drug Enforcement Administration agents attended sex parties with prostitutes.

4. SAUDI ARABIA CURTAILING AIR CAMPAIGN IN YEMEN

Heavy airstrikes will be scaled back, the kingdom says, in favor of a more limited military operation targeting the Houthi rebels.

5. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OPENS CIVIL RIGHTS PROBE INTO BALTIMORE DEATH

Freddie Gray, a black man, suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.

6. AS TRIAL BEGINS, AUSCHWITZ GUARD SAYS HE SHARES MORAL GUILT

The decision by 93-year-old Oskar Groening to make a statement and answer questions is almost unheard of in Nazi prosecutions.

7. WHO'S BEING BLAMED FOR `FLASH CRASH'

A wealthy futures trader in Great Britain allegedly used lightning-fast software to manipulate markets and help bring on the 2010 crash, when the Dow plunged 660 points in five minutes.

8. HUBBLE MARKING 25TH ANNIVERSARY IN ORBIT

The space telescope's million-plus observations include some of the farthest and oldest galaxies ever beheld by humanity.

9. WHICH TV SITCOM IS GETTING NEW LIFE

Netflix is bringing back "Full House," which aired from 1987-95 on ABC, with 13 new episodes revisiting the Tanners of San Francisco.

10. NFL UNVEILS 2015 SCHEDULE

In the season opener on Thursday, Sept. 10, the Patriots will host the Steelers in a matchup of tradition-rich franchises.

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