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January 28, 2014

AP Top 10 | Republican leaders treat colleagues for foot-in-mouth disease

1. WHAT OBAMA'S PLANNING FOR STATE OF UNION SPEECH

Avoiding lofty goals, he'll instead announce smaller, achievable proposals — such as job-training initiatives — during the prime-time address.

2. STOCKS SLIP WORLDWIDE AMID GLOBAL JITTERS

The market turbulence follows a report that China's economy is slowing.

3. WHO WANTS TO PREVENT SPYING ON ITS SPIES

The AP learns that the U.S. government is funding research aimed at coming up with a way to encrypt searches of electronic records.

4. UKRAINE LEADER BACKS OFF ANTI-PROTEST LAWS

President Yanukovych has been under increasing pressure since the tough rules were passed, amid demonstrations calling for closer ties between Ukraine and the EU.

5. EGYPT'S ARMY CHIEF WEIGHS CANDIDACY

A presidential run by el-Sissi would be a new twist in the tumult that began with the 2011 revolt against ex-President Mubarak.

6. GOP TRAINING CANDIDATES TO AVOID FOOT-IN-MOUTH DISEASE

Republican leaders are summoning political hopefuls — especially those who are inexperienced — to learn what not to say and how not to say it.

7. 'UNFORTUNATELY, SOME OF MY STRUGGLES HAD SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES'

Freshman U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, a Florida Republican, resigns three months after pleading guilty to cocaine-possession charges.

8. MARINES SAY THEY'LL TRY SERGEANT YET AGAIN

Lawrence Hutchins III led a squad accused of kidnapping a retired Iraqi policeman in 2006 and shooting him to death. His conviction has already been overturned twice by military courts.

9. WHY MANY IN FRANCE ARE BEAMING

Grammy wins for French electronic music pioneers Daft Punk are a rare bit of good news amid bleak reports on unemployment (stuck around 11 percent) and the president's personal life (complicated).

10. GETTING SET FOR THE 'STONER BOWL'

Weed-themed Super Bowl parties are in vogue since the Broncos and Seahawks hail from the two states that have legalized marijuana.

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