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Jan 27, 9:04 PM EST

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. NEW ENGLAND BRACES FOR BITTER COLD

As the region digs out from the Blizzard of 2015, forecasters say it won't get above freezing for the next week or so.

2. YAHOO SPINNING OFF $39 BILLION STAKE IN ALIBABA

The shareholder-friendly move will enable Yahoo to avoid paying billions of dollars in future taxes.

3. IS MAY HAVE BEEN BEHIND DEADLY LIBYA ATTACK

Militants say the assault on a luxury hotel was carried out by a Tripoli affiliate of the Islamic State group - though there's scant evidence to back up the claim.

4. HOW FIRST LADY STOOD OUT IN SAUDI ARABIA

Joining the president for a condolence visit after the death of King Abdullah, Michelle Obama appears in public without a headscarf.

5. BACKLASH PROMPTS WHITE HOUSE RETREAT

After both Republicans and Democrats protested, the Obama administration is abandoning a plan to reduce the tax benefits of college savings plans.

6. WHERE US MIGHT LIFT DRILLING BAN

The White House is floating a plan that for the first time would open a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to offshore oil production.

7. FRESH ASSAULT ON `OBAMACARE'

The GOP-led House plans to vote next week on scrapping the president's signature health care law - but a full repeal would face long odds in the Senate.

8. POLICE OFFER EXPLANATION FOR OVERDOSE DEATHS OF UTAH COUPLE, THREE CHILDREN

Evidence suggests the parents were worried about the apocalypse and wanted to escape "impending doom."

9. DIVERSITY ON DISPLAY AT SUNDANCE

Films by and about black people fare well at the independent festival - though that success rarely translates to the Hollywood mainstream.

10. WHO TO WATCH DURING THE SUPER BOWL

Regarded as the top two cornerbacks in the NFL, Seattle's Richard Sherman and New England's Darrelle Revis likely will help determine the game's outcome.

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