10 things you need to know today: January 21, 2014

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The U.N. yanks Iran’s invitation to Syria peace talks, Georgia’s governor pledges a King memorial on Capitol grounds, and more

1. U.N. withdraws Iran’s invitation to Syria peace negotiations
The United Nations withdrew an invitation to Iran to attend this week’s long-awaited Syria peace conference in Switzerland. The Western-backed Syrian National Coalition had said it would drop out unless U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon’s last-minute invitation to Tehran was rescinded. Opposition leaders are demanding that Iran commit to pulling out forces it has sent to support President Bashar al-Assad, whose regime is accused of “systematic torture and killing” in a new report by a team of war-crimes experts. [USA TodayCNN]
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2. Georgia’s governor pledges a King memorial on Capitol grounds
Americans honored Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with celebrations and ceremonies across the nation in a display of reverence for the slain civil…

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