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Sep 1, 9:02 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. WHY POPE IS EASING CHURCH'S STANCE ON `SIN OF ABORTION'

"The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented," Francis says in a directive allowing priests to grant absolution to women who have had abortions.

2. HUNGARY BLOCKS MIGRANTS FROM WESTBOUND TRAINS

The move - defended by the right-wing government as a get-tough signal - is a test for the passport-free European Union.

3. DOW PLUNGES ANOTHER 470 POINTS

The sell-off adds to what has been a difficult few weeks for U.S. and international markets.

4. OBAMA POISED FOR FOREIGN POLICY TRIUMPH

Supporters of the president's Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to safeguard the contested agreement.

5. JEB BUSH RAMPS UP FEUD WITH TRUMP

It's a risky strategy, but one Bush's advisers suggest is necessary to reverse The Donald's unlikely ascension to the top of the 2016 presidential class.

6. OFFICER SHOT DEAD IN ILLINOIS

A massive manhunt is launched for three suspects in the latest slaying of a member of law enforcement in the U.S.

7. YOUR HEART MAY BE OLDER THAN YOU ARE

Factoring in obesity and other risk factors, nearly three out of four U.S. adults have a heart that's older than the rest of their body, the CDC says.

8. HOW AMAZON IS UPPING ANTE IN STREAMING-VIDEO COMPETITION

The e-commerce powerhouse says it will allow members of its Prime loyalty program to download some videos for offline viewing for free.

9. EX-PRO WRESTLING STAR CHARGED IN GIRLFRIEND'S DECADES-OLD DEATH

Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has long maintained his innocence in the 1983 death of 23-year-old Nancy Argentino.

10. WHICH CITY HOPES TO LAND 2024 SUMMER OLYMPICS

Los Angeles is named by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the American candidate for the games, replacing Boston's soured bid.

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