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10 for today: Tuesday Oct. 22

10 for today: Tuesday Oct. 22

SCHOOL SHOOTING: A Sparks Middle School student cries and is comforted after being released from Agnes Risley Elementary School, where some students were evacuated to after a shooting at SMS in Sparks, Nev. on Monday, October 21, 2013 in Sparks, Nev. A middle school student opened fire on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two boys and killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children, Sparks police said Monday. The lone suspected gunman was also dead, though it's unclear whether the student committed suicide. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Kevin Clifford

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

1. MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER CALLED A HERO

Students at Sparks Middle School in Nevada were filing off buses and meeting friends on the playground when a classmate fatally shot Michael Landsberry, 45, before turning the gun on himself.

2. SAN FRANCISCO TRAINS RUNNING AGAIN

A tentative agreement is reached on a new contract between the Bay Area’s main commuter rail system and its unions, ending a crippling four-day strike.

3. WHERE FUKUSHIMA KIDS ARE GOING

A Chernobyl doctor-turned-mayor offers his Japanese town to get children out of their radiation-contaminated city.

4. WHAT TEENS ARE SMOKING NOW

Small cigars flavored to taste like candy or fruit are popular among young people.

5. MURDER CHARGES FILED IN INDIAN SCHOOL POISONINGS

A principal and her husband could face execution if convicted in the deaths of 23 children who died after eating pesticide-contaminated lunches.

6. HUNDREDS EVACUATED ALONG MEXICAN COAST

Hurricane Raymond threatens the same area devastated by Tropical Storm Manuel in September.

7. RUSSIA BUS BOMBING RAISES FEARS AHEAD OF SOCHI OLYMPICS

The blast killed 6 in Volgograd, 400 miles away from the upcoming Winter Games site.

8. CEMETERY OKS, THEN ORDERS SPONGEBOB HEADSTONE REMOVED

The family of the slain Iraq war veteran whose Ohio grave is marked with the 7-foot likeness of the cartoon character is meeting with officials Tuesday.

9. FUNNY MATH IN WOMEN’S CLOTHING SIZES

While the average American woman weighs 25 pounds more than her 1960 counterpart, plus-size clothing still makes up less than 10 percent of a $190 billion industry.

10. WHO LET THE GIANTS WIN AT LAST

New York gets the first victory of the season with 23-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

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