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Need to Know News: U.S. embassies tighten security as protests rage over anti-Islam film;  House passes short-term spending plan
September 14th, 2012
11:02 AM ET

Need to Know News: U.S. embassies tighten security as protests rage over anti-Islam film; House passes short-term spending plan

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For September 14, 2012 – U.S. embassies tighten security as protests rage over anti-Islam film, U.S. House passes short-term spending plan and 'saddened' UK royals consider legal action over topless pictures of Catherine...

• U.S. embassies tighten security as protests rage over anti-Islam film: "United States embassies and consulates across the Middle East kept security forces at the ready Friday as Muslims protested across the region, enraged by an online movie trailer that characterizes the Prophet Mohammed as a womanizing buffoon."

• U.S. House passes short-term spending plan: "A short-term spending measure to keep the U.S. government funded through March won approval Thursday from the House of Representatives, sending it to the Senate for consideration."

• New York health board OKs ban on large sodas: "New York City's Board of Health voted Thursday to ban the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and other venues, in a move meant to combat obesity and encourage residents to live healthier lifestyles."

• Stocks set to extend rally: "U.S. stocks were poised to keep climbing Friday, following a huge rally a day earlier that sent all three major indexes to mult-year highs thanks to the Fed's new stimulus plan."

• 'Saddened' UK royals consider legal action over topless pictures of Catherine: "A French magazine has stoked controversy by publishing pictures of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, topless while on vacation with Prince William, prompting the threat of legal action from palace officials over what they blasted as a 'grotesque' invasion of privacy."

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