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1. LeBron James Breaks NBA all-time scoring record
- LeBron James has become the NBA's all-time leading scorer, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's long-standing record.
- LeBron hit 38 points in a 133-130 defeat by the Oklahoma City Thunder to surpass Abdul-Jabbar's mark of 38,387, set in 1989.
- Abdul-Jabbar initially broke the scoring record in April 1984, eight months before James was born.

2. New Zealand pilot taken hostage by separatists in Indonesia
- A New Zealand pilot has been taken hostage by separatist fighters in Indonesia's Papua region.
- Mr Mehrtens, 37, was taken after his plane carrying five passengers was attacked after it landed in the remote mountainous province of Nduga.
- His abductors, the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB), have told BBC Indonesian he is "safe".

3. State of the Union 2023: Biden urges Congress to finish economic fightback
- US President Joe Biden called on Republicans to help "finish the job" of delivering for hard-working families in his annual State of the Union address.
- The Democrat stressed the importance of finding consensus as he addressed a divided Congress, where the lower chamber now has a Republican majority.
- But a series of interruptions and heckles showed the uphill task it will be to find co-operation.

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