Wednesday's live video events
John Boehner and the Republicans will begin to work on their agenda in the House of Representatives Wednesday.
January 5th, 2011
07:41 AM ET

Wednesday's live video events

A new era begins in Congress today, as Republicans take the majority in the House of Representatives.  CNN.com Live is your home for all the happenings on Capitol Hill.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Congressional Black Caucus event – Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will speak at a ceremonial swearing-in for members of the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington.

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World update: Massive flooding in Australia expected to crest
The Depot Hill suburb, near Rockhampton, Australia has been completely cut off by flood water.
January 5th, 2011
05:42 AM ET

World update: Massive flooding in Australia expected to crest

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Wednesday:

Evacuations continue: Flooding that has soaked large parts of Australia will peak Wednesday, experts say, as authorities continue to help beleaguered locals.

Ivory Coast blockade lifted: Laurent Gbagbo, self-proclaimed president of Ivory Coast, has agreed to lift a military blockade around the headquarters of rival and president-elect Alassane Ouattara. The move by Laurent Gbagbo came after talks between the nation's political rivals and African mediators.

Rare public execution: Iran executed a man in a rare public hanging in Tehran on Wednesday morning, local media reported. The man, identified only as "Yaqub," was convicted of stabbing a man to death in broad daylight in October, said the official Islamic Republic News Agency.

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Winning $355M lottery tickets sold in Idaho, Wash. state
January 5th, 2011
04:13 AM ET

Winning $355M lottery tickets sold in Idaho, Wash. state

Two tickets matched all six numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing.

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January 5th, 2011
01:34 AM ET

Iran rattled by earthquake

A moderate earthquake rattled southern Iran Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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Coffee spill caused diversion of United Airlines flight
The United Airlines plane sits on the runway at the airport in Toronto.
January 5th, 2011
01:19 AM ET

Coffee spill caused diversion of United Airlines flight

Don't underestimate the power of a spilled cup of coffee.

A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany, was diverted to Toronto this week after the pilot dumped a cup of coffee on the plane's communication's equipment. The unwanted liquid triggered a series of emergency codes, including one for a hijacking, according to Transport Canada, the agency that regulates transportation in Canada.

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