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10 things you need to know today: September 17, 2012
More violence rocks the Muslim world, the Chicago teachers strike continues, and more in our roundup of the stories that are making news and driving opinion
Striking Chicago public school teachers and their supporters rally before a march down Michigan Avenue on Sept. 13, 2012 in Chicago. The city's teachers have vowed to continue striking for a second week.
Striking Chicago public school teachers and their supporters rally before a march down Michigan Avenue on Sept. 13, 2012 in Chicago. The city's teachers have vowed to continue striking for a second week.
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1. NEW ROUND OF RIOTS IN MIDDLE EAST TURNS VIOLENT
A new round of violent demonstrations rocked the Muslim world on Monday, as protesters continued to rage against an anti-Islam video made by a filmmaker in the United States. Hundreds of rioters in Afghanistan burned cars and threw rocks at a U.S. military base in Kabul. In Jakarta, Indonesians battled with police outside the U.S. Embassy, where they burned tires and hurled stones and Molotov cocktails. In Pakistan, about 3,000 students and teachers protested against the film in the town of Chaman. The crowd was seen burning an American flag and an effigy of President Obama. The White House has responded by sending additional military forces to certain areas. [Associated Press]
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2. CHICAGO TEACHERS STRIKE ENTERS SECOND WEEK
Despite optimism that Chicago's teachers would end their strike by Monday, their union announced Sunday night that they would not go to work for another week while they review the school district's offer. The decision — which leaves 350,000 students without instructors — prompted Windy City Mayor Rahm Emanuel to promise that he'd seek a court injunction to force teachers to go back to work. Emanuel is pushing for a longer school day and year, and wants to judge teachers based on students' performance on standardized tests. [Chicago Tribune]
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3. LIBYA ARRESTS 50 FOR CONSULATE ATTACK
Libyan President Mohammed Magarief said that about 50 people have been arrested in connection with last week's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. He added that some of the suspects were linked to al Qaeda and were from other countries, including Mali and Algeria. "It was definitely planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago, and they were planning criminal acts since their arrival," Magarief said Sunday on CBS' Face the Nation. [CBS News]
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4. ROYALS: KATE'S TOPLESS PHOTOS WERE CRIMINAL
Kate Middleton and Prince William will make a criminal complaint against the photographer who snapped photos of the Duchess of Cambridge as she sunbathed topless at a private villa in France. The royal family has already filed a civil lawsuit against France's Closer magazine, which first published the photos. Since then, the Irish Daily Star and Italy's Chi have also published the photos. Lawyers for the couple will appear in court on Monday. They are seeking damages from Closer and an order to stop the publication of any more images. [Reuters
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5. ROMNEY COURTS LATINO VOTE WITH L.A. SPEECH
Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney will promise Latinos on Monday that if he's elected, he'll fix the troubled U.S. immigration system. He'll also make a plug for his economic plan, which he claims will create 12 million jobs by the end of his first term. Romney's remarks at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles are just the candidate's latest effort to win the Latino vote, a bloc that overwhelmingly supports President Obama. [The Hill]
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6. ANTI-JAPAN PROTESTS ESCALATE IN CHINA
Anti-Japan protests have erupted in China over a territorial dispute regarding islands in the East China Sea. The weekend was capped by attacks on Japanese carmakers like Toyota and Honda. Protesters were also seen hurling eggs and bottles at the Japanese Embassy in Beijing. Several major Japanese firms have shut down factories in China and urged expatriate employees to stay indoors on Monday. The riots were sparked by a recent decision by the Japanese government to buy the islands (known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China) from their private owners, who are Japanese. [Wall Street Journal]
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7. OCCUPY MARKS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Occupy Wall Street will mark its one year anniversary Monday with a "roving carnival of resistance." Events include a nonviolent protest at the New York Stock Exchange and marches around the city's downtown. At least 15 other rallies are planned throughout the country. Questions linger over whether there will be a large turnout. The anniversary of the protest movement that highlighted economic disparity "marks a test of the brand after its public presence all but vanished amid what organizers called flagging interest bordering on burnout." [Bloomberg]
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8. STUDY: KIDS CONSUME AS MUCH SALT AS ADULTS
A new study shows children are eating as much salt as adults, and those consuming the highest amounts of sodium are two or three times more likely to have high blood pressure than kids who eat the least amount of salt. According to the data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kids consume an average of almost 3,400 milligrams a day. The government's dietary guidelines say most healthy Americans should cap their intake at 2,300 milligrams a day. [USA Today]
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9. CHRISTINE O'DONNELL CONSIDERING 2014 SENATE RUN
Christine O'Donnell is not a witch, but she may be a Senate candidate once again. The Delaware Republican and famed Tea Partier said Sunday that she is considering another run in 2014. "I think I owe that to my supporters, to at least consider a run," she told the Delaware News Journal. In 2010, the gaffe-prone candidate cost Republicans an almost-certain victory in her state and arguably damaged Republicans' chance to retake the Senate. [Delaware News Journal]
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10. MINAJ, URBAN BECOME AMERICAN IDOL JUDGES
Fox announced Sunday that rap diva Nicki Minaj and country singer Keith Urban have officially been tapped to be judges on American Idol. They'll join pop star Mariah Carey and veteran judge Randy Jackson. Minaj is reportedly getting $12 million for a one-year deal. A representative for Urban wouldn't disclose the singer's payment for his appearance on the show. [Associated Press]

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