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Sep 17, 9:03 PM EDT

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. US CONGRESS OKS PLAN TO ARM, TRAIN SYRIAN REBELS

The 273-156 vote crosses party lines to an unusual degree in a Congress marked by near ceaseless partisanship.

2. WHY HUGE TURNOUT LIKELY IN SCOTLAND

A full 97 percent of those eligible have registered to vote in the referendum on independence that polls suggest is too close to call.

3. ARREST OF CARDINALS RUNNING BACK LATEST ISSUE FOR NFL

Jonathan Dwyer faces aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home involving a woman and an 18-month-old child.

4. WHAT DROVE DOW TO RECORD CLOSE

After the U.S. central bank signals that it will keep its short-term interest rate near zero, the Dow rises 25 points to 17,156.85.

5. BIOPSY CONFIRMS ROB FORD'S CANCER DIAGNOSIS

The Toronto major is suffering from a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor says.

6. 15 PEOPLE DETAINED IN COUNTERTERROR PROBE IN AUSTRALIA

The arrests come just days after the country raised its terror warning level in response to the domestic threat posed by supporters of the Islamic State group.

7. HOW FOUNDATION FOR POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL BID IS BEING LAID

A pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC, aiming to boost Democrats, is dispatching staffers to key states before the fall elections.

8. STUDY: AMERICANS ENDURE UNWANTED CARE NEAR DEATH

Though people repeatedly stress a desire to die at home, free from pain, the opposite often happens.

9. US GOVERNMENT GIVING SURPLUS MILITARY GEAR TO SCHOOLS

The Los Angeles school district, for example, acquired three grenade launchers - which it now says it's removing from its police force.

10. SAFETY OF ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS QUESTIONED

Research done mostly in mice suggests such sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people.

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