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10 for today: Thursday, Feb. 6

10 for today: Thursday, Feb. 6

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN REMEMBERED: Hundreds of people gather for a candlelight vigil for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in the courtyard of the Bank Street Theater, home of the Labyrinth Theater Company, Wednesday, Feb. 5, in New York. Hoffman died Sunday of a suspected drug overdose. Photo: Associated Press/Kathy Willens)

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

1. U.N. CHIEF DENOUNCES ATTACKS ON GAYS

Ban Ki-moon condemns attacks and discrimination against homosexuals, an issue that has overshadowed preparations for the Sochi Olympics.

2. HOW PONTIFF MAY RESPOND TO U.N. REPORT ON ABUSE

In a first, Vatican officials suggest Pope Francis may sanction bishops for having covered up for abusive priests.

3. FEARS OF SLOWDOWN SHARPEN FOCUS ON HIRING

A robust U.S. jobs report Friday would help soothe those jitters.

4. HOW HAGEL IS DEALING WITH ETHICAL LAPSES IN MILITARY

The defense secretary orders Pentagon leaders to “put renewed emphasis on developing moral character and moral courage in our force.”

5. WHAT THE FALLOUT IS FROM LATEST NORTHEAST STORM

Hundreds of thousands of residents may be without power for days as utility crews work feverishly to restore electricity.

6. FAA TO EXAMINE AIRPORT TOWERS

AP’s Jessica Gresko finds the agency will probe the lightning protection systems at hundreds of towers after a bolt injured an air traffic controller in Baltimore.

7. CALIFORNIA TOWN’S WATER SHORTAGE STOKES FEARS OF FUTURE

With the Golden State in an extreme drought, water supplies in some northern rural areas are imperiled as reservoirs dwindle and local streams dry up.

8. PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN REMEMBERED

Broadway theaters dim their lights in memory of the Tony Award-nominated actor as members of the theater community hold a candlelight vigil.

9. LOOK WHO’S TURNING 50

G.I. Joe, called the world’s first action figure, is being celebrated by collectors and the toy maker that introduced it just before the Vietnam War.

10. WHO’S EXPANDING ITS NFL COVERAGE

CBS wins the NFL Network’s rights to air eight Thursday night games next season.

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