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10 for today: Thursday, Dec. 12

10 for today: Thursday, Dec. 12

HOME PLATE COLLISION: Boston Red Sox's David Ross is out at home on a fielder choice collides with Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila in the second inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series on Oct. 17, in Detroit. The MLB wants to stop these types of collisions at home plate. Photo: Associated Press

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

1. COMPROMISE COMES TO CAPITOL HILL

A new budget deal to avert government shutdowns gains important ground among House Republicans, even though it would nudge federal deficits higher.

2. POLITICAL DIVIDE DEEPENING DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH COVERAGE

More people are picking private insurance plans or being routed to Medicaid programs in states with Democratic leaders than in Republican-led states.

3. UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT AGREES TO EU DEAL

European Union foreign policy chief says Yanukovych “intends to sign” the far-reaching agreement that he rejected only last month.

4. WHAT ‘FAKE’ INTERPRETER HAS TO SAY

The man who was incoherently signing next to world leaders at Mandela’s memorial tells a newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.

5. COURT DATE SET FOR REVENGE PORN SUSPECT

A San Diego man has been charged with operating a website that let people anonymously post explicit photos of others in an effort to extort money.

6. IRAQ WAR VET ACCUSED OF STEALING MILITARY IDs

The National Guardsman faces federal charges in connection with the theft of identities and security clearance levels of members of his former Army unit.

7. NASA DEALING WITH SPACE STATION MALFUNCTION

A valve on a pump on one of two external cooling loops shut down because it was too cool, but the agency says no astronauts are in danger.

8. WHERE TO PREPARE FOR DRONE JOBS

A North Dakota university’s unmanned aircraft degree program, the nation’s first, explodes from five students in 2009 to 120 students last year.

9. WHO WILL GET GOLDEN GLOBES

Expect to get more clarity on the entertainment awards season when nominations are announced in Beverly Hills, Calif.

10. MLB TO BAN HOME PLATE COLLISIONS

In a sport long bound by tradition, the expected ban will be a major step and could be imposed as soon as next season.

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After death of 9-year-old, no more bat boys and girls

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The National Baseball Congress is suspending the use of bat boys and girls during its World Series in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a bat.

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More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

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Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

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Stanley Cup winner Schneider new Hall of Famer

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Stanley Cup winner Mathieu Schneider is among four new inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Prosecutors: Hernandez tipster had sex ties with ex-NFL star

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Massachusetts prosecutors said on Monday that an anonymous caller, who told lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez that one of the jurors who found him guilty of murder should have been disqualified, had a sexual relationship with the athlete.

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Love is not dead: Will and Jada aren’t divorcing

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"Men in Black" star Will Smith took the unusual step of publicly shooting down a report that he and his actress wife of 17 years had decided to divorce.