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A woman demands the death sentence for four men convicted of the fatal gang rape of a student on a New Delhi bus. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images.

Have your coffee ready? Here are some stories we’re keeping a close eye on Friday.

Syria – Talks

— U.S., Russian negotiators work in Geneva; Kerry and Lavrov meet with U.N. envoy on possible peace conference

— Obama: Welcomes amir of Kuwait

Syria – Other

— Human Rights Watch accuses Assad regime and militias of mass killings in May that left 248 dead

India – Rape

— Four men sentenced to hang in New Delhi rape and murder of woman in Dec., 2012

Colorado Floods

— Authorities urge thousands around Boulder and Eldorado Springs to evacuate as rain keeps falling

— Death toll remains at three, but rescuers still struggling to get to some areas and some towns remain cut off

Immigration

— California’s legislature passes a bill late Thursday to grant driver’s license to immigrants in country illegally

— A Second bill allows the undocumented to become lawyers in wake of Sergio Garcia case

Boston Bombings

— Three friends of Tamerlan Tsarnaev due to answer charges of helping him avoid arrest

Economy / Markets

— Top White House economic adviser Gene Sperling to leave in January and be replaced by Jeffrey Zients

Other News / Briefings

— Russia fire: 37 die in blaze at mental hospital in Novgorod

— Al Qaeda: leader Ayman al-Zawahri, in latest audio tape, urges small attacks to disable the U.S. economy.

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