10 things people are talking about on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013

1. OVER THE CLIFF AND BACK TO CONGRESS

After a contentious vote on the "fiscal cliff," the 113th Congress is sworn in, following one of the least productive terms in decades.

2. ANYTHING BUT A NORMAL SCHOOL DAY

Survivors of the Newtown rampage in Connecticut go back to school for the first time in a nearby town.

3. WHERE THE GOOGLE CEO WON'T BE ABLE TO TAKE HIS SMARTPHONE

The AP's Jean H. Lee reports Eric Schmidt is traveling on a humanitarian mission to North Korea.

4. CLINTON LEAVES HOSPITAL

She spent three days in New York receiving blood thinners to dissolve a blood clot in n her head.

5. BOEHNER BACKTRACKS ON BILL FOR SANDY VICTIMS

Facing outraged lawmakers, the House speaker scheduled two votes this month for roughly $60 billion in aid.

6. AL-JAZEERA CHASING AMERICAN VIEWERS

The Pan-Arab network seals a deal to take over Al Gore's Current TV.

7. FORECASTING FLU SEASON

Scientists are using weather data in their attempts to predict disease outbreaks.

8. WHY A SPERM DONOR WAS TOLD TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT

Kansas officials say the agreement the donor signed with a lesbian couple wasn't legal because a doctor wasn't used.

9. WHAT THE MILITARY IS PUNISHING KOREAN POP STAR FOR

Defense officials say Rain met with Korean actress Kim Tae-hee while he was serving mandatory military duty.

10. CARDINALS `SHOCK THE WORLD' IN SUGAR BOWL

No. 22 Louisville made good on safety Calvin Pryor's promise and upset No. 4  Florida 33-23.

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