11 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, August 28

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(WXIA) -- Want to know what's happening in on Wednesday? Use this list to find more about the top 11 local and national news stories making today's headlines. 

1. Share the Journey - celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington 

Georgia is among those states in the nation celebrating and remembering the 1963 march that redefined civil rights. 

2. Young boy saves family from fire 

A 6-year-old boy is being credited with saving his entire family from a fire in Gwinnett County Tuesday night.

3. Man, woman dead following Gwinnett officer involved shooting

A man and a woman are dead following an officer involved shooting in Gwinnett County Wednesday morning.

4. Dunwoody police release sketch of sex assault suspect 

Police have released a sketch of a man who sexually assaulted a woman walking home Sunday evening.

5. India building collapse kills 8, traps dozens 

Police say eight people have died and others were hurt in the collapse of adjacent three-story apartment buildings in western India.

6. Brain researchers achieve mind control 

Brain researchers say that for the first time one person has remotely triggered another person's movement.

7. If US strikes Syria, where will it hit? 

The expected U.S. missile strike against Syria would be aimed at forces linked to chemical weapons as well as broader military targets.

8. A new way to win big

The Georgia Lottery and Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday kicked off the fourth year in a row of the Atlanta Falcons Big Win instant game.

9. NY Times: Hackers are to blame 

The New York Times website was hacked Tuesday, the latest in a series of high-profile attacks on media websites.

10. One driver comes forward, search continues for second in Monroe hit-and-run 

The State Patrol says the unidentified driver claims he initially thought he ran over an animal but came forward as soon as he learned 16-year-old Jacob Little was killed in the crash. Investigators are still looking for the first car -- a silver Honda Civic or Accord -- to strike the teen.

11. Wednesday events 

Our event calendar lists events going on in and around Atlanta on Wednesday. 

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