Good morning! 15+ things to know for Thursday

In this June 17, 2010, photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves the chapel after attending the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African presidency says Nelson Mandela was re-admitted to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection Thursday March 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool, File)

In this June 17, 2010, photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves the chapel after attending the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African presidency says Nelson Mandela was re-admitted to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection Thursday March 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool, File)

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

1. MANDELA HOSPITALIZED WITH LUNG INFECTION. The anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president has had a recurrence of a lung infection.

2. HOW CYPRIOTS WILL BE KEPT IN CHECK. When the nation's banks reopen at 6 a.m., account holders will be allowed to withdraw only about $380 each day.

3. GAY MARRIAGE REMAINS A POLARIZING ISSUE. AP's David Crary says that however the Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage, the issue seems certain to divide states and people for years to come.

4. A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR THE U.S. Germany's experience with "guest workers," namely 3 million immigrants from Turkey, offers lessons for America as it debates immigration reform.

5. THIS POPE IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS. Francis' belief that a pontiff's job is to serve the lowliest will be demonstrated on Holy Thursday when he washes the feet of young inmates.

6. WHY GUN CONTROL IS NO EASY FIX. Gun control supporters are struggling to win over moderate Democrats in their drive to push expanded background checks for firearms purchasers through the Senate next month.

7. GOP AIMS TO GET MORE TECH SAVVY. Republicans are moving aggressively to repair their technological shortcomings from the 2012 election, opening a new tech race to counter a glaring weakness against Obama.

8. WHY YOUR INTERNET MAY SEEM SLUGGISH. A massive cyberattack targeting an anti-spam group is rippling across the Web.

9. NBC TO LAUER: YOUR SEAT IS SAFE. An executive responds to reports that the network has approached CNN's Anderson Cooper about taking over at "Today."

10. BULLISH END TO NBA STREAK. The Chicago Bulls beat Miami 101-97, snapping the Heat's 27-game winning streak and leaving them six short of the league record set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.

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5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA

1. FLORIDA WOMAN BILKED MEDICAID TO PAY FOR TRIPS: An Orange County woman is facing charges after she allegedly bilked $3 million from the state Medicaid system. Attorney General Pam Bondi said Wednesday that authorities had arrested Janie Vittini. The owner of Improving Together, Inc. has been accused of billing Medicaid for mental health services that her company never provided.

2. FLORIDA BILL ADVANCES TO OUTLAW "BONGS": The long pipes commonly associated with marijuana smoking may soon take a hit in Florida. Legislation aimed at prohibiting the sale of glass and other pipes, commonly called "bongs," sailed through the House Business and Professional Regulation subcommittee on Wednesday.

3. FLORIDA TROOPER WANTS JOB BACK, CALLS POLICY COMMON: A Florida state trooper is trying to get his job back after being fired for giving a speeding lawmaker a break. Charles Swindle said he was dismissed March 15 — despite a recommendation letter from his immediate supervisor — after what many troopers say has long been a long, albeit hush-hush practice of giving speeding legislators a break when possible.

4. HOUSE PANEL CLEARS NEEDLE EXCHANGE BILL: A Florida House panel has unanimously cleared a bill that would legalize syringe and needle exchanges in Miami-Dade County. The bill (HB 735) was approved Wednesday by the Health Quality subcommittee on a 12-0 vote. The Senate version on file still has language creating statewide exchanges.

5. 7-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA BOY KILLED IN DRIVEWAY: The 7-year-old son of a Charlotte County deputy was killed after he was run over by a van backing down the driveway of a Port Charlotte home. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Ethan V. Estrada was pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital following the Tuesday accident.

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TODAY AND EVERY DAY: Click here for links to recent arrest reports and mug shots in Collier and Lee counties.

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