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5 things to know this morning

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

1. Snowden travels the world for asylum

The NSA leaker flew from Hong Kong to Moscow with the help of Wikileaks, and has sought asylum in Ecuador.

2. Nelson Mandela's health turns for worse

South Africa's president says the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader became critically ill in the past 24 hours.

3. Opening statements in George Zimmerman trial

Florida prosecutors will argue today in the racially charged trial that Zimmerman is a vigilante who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. Zimmerman says he was defending himself.

4. Who helped Sandy survivors the most

An AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found that friends and neighbors, not the government, were the most helpful sources of support.

5. Daredevil crosses river near Grand Canyon on tightrope

Nik Wallenda got across a river near the Grand Canyon in 22 minutes on a 2-inch thick steel cable, 1,500 feet high.

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