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10 for today: Tuesday, Feb. 18

10 for today: Tuesday, Feb. 18

GOLD MEDAL GAME BOUND: Team USA gathers around the net before playing Sweden in the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Monday, Feb. 17, in Sochi, Russia. The American women are headed to the gold medal game. Photo: Associated Press/Matt Slocum

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

1. THAI PROTESTS TURN DEADLY

Hundreds of riot police attempt to clear out anti-government protest sites around Bangkok, triggering clashes that leave at least three people dead and 57 injured.

2. TWO SIDES PLANNING DUELING DEMONSTRATIONS IN VENEZUELA

Pro- and anti-government activists will march in Caracas. Opposition group changes its route, which may prevent violence.

3. SECOND ROUND OF NUCLEAR TALKS BETWEEN IRAN, SIX WORLD POWERS BEGINS

After reaching an interim deal in November, there’s pessimism on both sides as negotiators confront hurdles standing in the way of a permanent accord.

4. JIMMY FALLON BRINGS “TONIGHT SHOW” BACK TO NEW YORK

AP TV columnist Frazier Moore calls the comedian funny, gracious, bubbly and, above all, comfortable presiding over his first show.

5. COMPUTER HACKING IS A CRIME, BUT HACKATHONS ARE A GOOD THING

Lots of pizza, little sleep when techies get together for programming marathons aimed at developing apps or solving problems.

6. WHAT CALIFORNIA OLIVE GROWERS WANT GOVERNMENT TO DO

They think European olive oil is often mislabeled and of low grade and say stricter standards would help them gain market share.

7. ARCTIC NOT AS BRIGHT AND WHITE BECAUSE OF ICE MELTING INTO THE OCEAN

That concerns scientists who say in new study that more dark, open water means less heat is reflected into space.

8. WHY MAN SMASHED VASE VALUED AT $1 MILLION AT NEW ART MUSEUM

A South Florida artist tells police he was protesting Perez Art Museum Miami’s preference for international rather than local art.

9. HOW A SIMPLE TEST COULD HELP PREDICT MAJOR DEPRESSION

In a new study, researchers say saliva from teenage boys who are mildly depressed could identify those who will develop worse illness.

10. TINA MAZE SOLVES GIANT SLALOM

The Slovenian earns her second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics, winning from the front on a rainy and snowy course.

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