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Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:36 AM

Updated: Jan 27, 2013 3:37 AM

Editors:

Here are the top stories at this hour from The Associated Press. At the Nerve Center, news producer Jerome Minerva can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). Times in EST.

DEVELOPING

AUSTRALIAN OPEN Men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray is in progress.

SAG AWARDS Show begins at 8 p.m.

WASHINGTON

NO BUDGET-NO PAY

WASHINGTON In an earlier era, a move like the one engineered by House GOP leaders to pass a "no budget, no pay" measure probably would have been stopped in its tracks.

INTERNATIONAL

GUN CONTROL-WORLD VIEWS

OOI, Japan After a tragedy like the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, it's a statistic that is always trotted out. Compared to just about anywhere else in the world with a stable, developed government, the more than 11,000 gun-related killings each year in the United States is simply off the charts. As Americans debate their own gun laws, should they be looking abroad for models to emulate? Here's a look at two success stories and one cautionary tale.

NKOREA-NUCLEAR

SEOUL, South Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened top security and foreign affairs officials and ordered them to take "substantial and high-profile important state measures," state media says, fueling speculation that he plans to push forward with a threat to explode a nuclear device in defiance of the United Nations.

EGYPT

PORT SAID, Egypt The death toll from rioting in the Egyptian city of Port Said rises to 31, health officials say, as army troops backed by tanks and armored vehicles staked out positions at key government facilities to try to restore order.

BANGLADESH-FACTORY FIRE

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh's government orders an investigation into allegations that the sole emergency exit was locked at a garment factory where a fire killed seven female workers, an official says.

NATIONAL

BLOOMBERG-JOHNS HOPKINS

BALTIMORE New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving $350 million to Johns Hopkins University chiefly to further research on an array of subjects including global health, urban revitalization and sustainable water resources as his lifetime giving to his alma mater soars past $1 billion, the university says.

Sports Coverage: Australian Open, NBA, NHL, college basketball, golf winter sports and Pro Bowl.

Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:

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ABC's "This Week." Topics: President Obama's second-term appointments; and Libya. Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and John McCain, R-Ariz.

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NBC's "Meet the Press." Topics: Federal spending; and Obama's second term. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Jim DeMint, president-elect of the Heritage Foundation; Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP.

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CBS' "Face the Nation." Topic: Guns. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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CNN's "State of the Union." Topics: Afghanistan; the future of the GOP; and other topics. Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal; former CIA Director Michael Hayden; Govs. Bob McDonnell, R-Va., and Scott Walker, R-Wis.; Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah; former Commerce Secretary Carlos Guttierez.

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"Fox News Sunday." Topics: Libya; women in combat; and Obama's second term. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally; retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, executive vice president of the Family Research Council.

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