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Oct 14, 9:09 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. CDC CHIEF ACKNOWLEDGES SHORTCOMINGS IN EBOLA RESPONSE

He says the agency is now creating an "Ebola response team" and bolstering training for health workers nationwide.

2. HOW TURKS ARE FRUSTRATING NATO

Rather than join the fight against the Islamic State group, Turkey is launching airstrikes against Kurdish rebels inside its own borders.

3. HONG KONG VIOLENCE SPIKES

Officers in riot gear push back the pro-democracy demonstrators, tear down barricades and remove concrete slabs the protesters had been using as road blocks.

4. WHY GOP LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL IS FEELING SAFER

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped running ad for his challenger in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race.

5. JAILED LIBYAN MILITANT FACING FRESH CHARGES

The new counts against Ahmed Abu Khattala arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks include crimes punishable by death.

6. WHAT PERKS FACEBOOK, APPLE ARE OFFERING TO ATTRACT FEMALE EMPLOYEES

The companies will give up to $20,000 in benefits to help pay for infertility treatments, sperm donors and even to freeze women's eggs.

7. KEY FIGURE IN COLD WAR SPY CASE DIES AT 92

David Greenglass gave crucial testimony against Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were accused of stealing atomic secrets for the Soviets and executed in 1953.

8. WHO'S DISPLAYING INDEPENDENT STREAK

A magistrate in Barrow, Alaska - the nation's northernmost community - performs a gay marriage ceremony days ahead of schedule after a federal judge struck down the state's ban.

9. AUSTRALIAN WRITER WINS BOOKER PRIZE

Richard Flanagan is honored for "The Narrow Road to the Deep North," a novel based on his father's experiences as a World War II prisoner of the Japanese.

10. GIANTS DOWN ST. LOUIS IN EXTRA-INNING THRILLER

A wild throw allows San Francisco's Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the bottom of the 10th. The Giants now hold a 2-1 lead in the NLCS.

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