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10 Things to Know for Today

Among 10 Things to Know: Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways; Venezuela's opposition to protest in key public test; Los Angeles teachers head back to school after reaching pact.


Bill Madden: Rivera built a Hall of Fame career thanks to his signature pitch and a foundation of humility and faith

To fully appreciate the phenomenon that was Mariano Rivera, you must first come to terms with one central, unbelievable fact: All of the records he accumulated in becoming the first relief pitcher elected on the first ballot to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association – 652 career saves, 0.759 WHIP, 952 games finished, 0.70 postseason ERA, 11 World Series saves – were largely accomplished with just one pitch.

This loving father from Ocean Springs became viral sensation

Hal Vaughan booked multiple flights so his flight attendant daughter Pierce Vaughan could spend Christmas with her family even while she was working.