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Amanda Knox is in Seattle awaiting her third Italian court verdict that is expected today in the 2007 slaying of her British roommate. The first two trials produced flip-flop verdicts of guilty then innocent for Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, and the case has produced harshly clashing versions of events. A Florence appeals panel designated by Italy's supreme court to address issues it raised about the acquittal is set to deliberate Thursday, with a verdict expected later in the day.

Obama continues national tour

Continuing his two-day national tour following the State of the Union, President Obama heads to a General Electric gas engines plant in Waukesha, Wis., to talk about jobs. He then goes to a high school in Nashville to talk about education — both themes from his State of the Union Address.

Economists see bright GDP report

The government's first estimate of fourth-quarter economic growth is due this morning, and if economists' estimates are right, the second half of 2013 was the U.S. economy's best six-month performance in nearly two years. Economists predict fourth-quarter growth in gross domestic product could reach an annual rate of 3%, according to a survey.

Justin Bieber charged with assault

Justin Bieber has been charged with assault after police allege he hit a limousine driver several times in the back of the head, the Associated Press reports. Bieber turned himself in to Toronto police on Wednesday, the second arrest in a week for the baby-faced 19-year-old pop star.

Target says hackers stole credentials from vendor

Data stolen from tens of millions of Target customers during a massive breach were taken from a vendor, Target stores said.

The breach involved 40 million debit and credit card numbers and personal information for 70 million more people. Target would not say how the data were stolen

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