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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. Vatican forced to defend its record on clergy sex abuse

At a U.N. hearing, a top church official acknowledges there can be "no excuse" for child abuse, as the Vatican faces allegations it enabled the rape of thousands of children by protecting pedophile priests.

2. $1.1 trillion US budget advances

The bill sweeps through the House and is on track for a big Senate vote by week's end.

3. Where the air has turned gray

Beijing sees the winter's first wave of extremely dangerous pollution, with visibility reduced in the Chinese capital to several hundred yards.

4. Large majority favor Egypt's new constitution

Unofficial results show that more than 90 percent of voters said "yes" on the draft charter, an election official reports.

5. Ohio prepares for execution with untried drug cocktail

Intravenous doses of two drugs - a sedative and a painkiller - are to be used to put the inmate to death because supplies of the previous drug have dried up.

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