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Mon January 27, 2014

10 Things to Know for Monday January 27, 2014

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

1. SYRIA PEACE CONFERENCE STARTS NEW CHAPTER

The talks will be far more difficult as the sides representing Syria's government and the armed opposition shift the discussion to politics. SYRIA-PEACE TALKS

2. WHY THE U.S. "WEALTH GAP" MATTERS

The gap between very rich Americans and everyone else is growing, and experts say it's contributing to the slow recovery of the U.S. economy. WEALTH GAP 101

3. LITTLE CHANGED ONE YEAR AFTER NIGHTCLUB FIRE IN BRAZIL

Officials vowed never again after 242 young men and women were suffocated by toxic smoke, but almost nothing has been done to improve fire safety. BRAZIL-NIGHTCLUB FIRE

4. WHERE TEMPERATURES WILL PLUNGE ONCE AGAIN IN U.S.

Minneapolis may have highs below zero the next two days, and the rest of the Upper Midwest won't be much warmer. DEEP FREEZE

5. INVESTIGATORS BAFFLED BY MOTIVE OF SHOOTER IN MARYLAND ATTACK

Shopping mall where two employees were slain by 19-year-old armed with shotgun, homemade explosives is set to reopen under increased security. MARYLAND MALL SHOOTING

6. AP POLL: FIXED HEALTH WEBSITE HASN'T FIXED EVERYTHING

Negative perceptions of the health care rollout have eased, but two-thirds of Americans say things still aren't going well with the new insurance program. AP POLL-HEALTH OVERHAUL

7. WHAT OBAMA WILL TRY TO DO IN STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

President will frame economic argument that Democrats hope will appeal to voters in Congressional elections in November. STATE OF UNION-POLITICS

8. STOCKS FALL SHARPLY IN ASIA FOR THIRD STRAIGHT DAY

Sell-off in markets worldwide began last Thursday. Investors are worried about slower growth and an end to the easy-money policies of central banks in the U.S. and Europe. WORLD MARKETS

9. GRAMMY AWARDS CELEBRATE THE OUTCAST AND THE ODDBALL

Music's biggest night lionizes French robots, white rappers espousing gay rights and a Goth girl uncomfortable with the current themes in pop music. MUSIC-GRAMMYS

10. HOW PEYTON MANNING CHARACTERIZES THE GAME WE'RE ALL WAITING FOR

"The Super Bowl is a big deal," the record-setting quarterback for the Denver Broncos says in a way that puts it all into perspective. SUPER BOWL

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