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Apr 17, 8:21 PM EDT

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

1. BARBARA BUSH DIES AT 92

Known for her plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense, she was the wife of one president and mother of another.

2. 'THEY HAVE MY BLESSING'

Trump confirms that North and South Korea are negotiating a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War in advance of next week's meeting between the two countries' leaders.

3. ONE DEAD AFTER JETLINER BLOWS ENGINE

The malfunction involving a Southwest Airlines jet at 30,000 feet causes shrapnel to smash a window - killing a passenger and injuring seven others - and forces an emergency landing.

4. WHY IRS IS GRANTING TAX EXTENSION

Americans who waited until the last day to pay their taxes online got an unwelcome surprise: The IRS website was down.

5. STARBUCKS CONFRONTING RACIALLY CHARGED UPROAR

The company, following the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours to conduct racial-bias training for workers.

6. HOW APPARENT CHEMICAL ATTACK PLAYED OUT

Residents of the Syrian town of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid a bombardment. Suddenly, shouts of "chlorine, chlorine!" rang out - and panic ensued.

7. KEY VICTORY FOR PROSECUTION AT COSBY TRIAL

The judge allows the jury at the comedian's sexual assault trial to hear his decade-old testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex.

8. SUSPECT IN 'BIG BITCOIN HEIST' ON RUN

A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoin escapes and flees the remote North Atlantic nation.

9. WHAT'S LATEST TWIST IN PORN STAR'S SAGA

Stormy Daniels releases an artist's sketch of the man she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot to stay quiet about her sexual tryst with Trump.

10. NPR LOSES SIGNATURE VOICE

Carl Kasell, who brought his gravitas to "Morning Edition" and later his wit to "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!," dies at 84.

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