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Here are the 5 things to know this Wednesday, according to USA Today.

Big day for tech giants

Apple, Facebook and Zynga report quarterly earnings Wednesday after the stock market closes. Apple may hint at new products. Facebook could discuss plans for WhatsApp. And Zynga, with FarmVille 2, looks for stronger numbers.

Obama kicks off Asia tour

President Obama arrives in Tokyo Wednesday and has dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It's the start of Obama's eight-day tour of Asia, where he will dine with a Japanese emperor, return some ancient seals to South Korea, tour a giant mosque in Malaysia and speak to American troops in the Philippines. He won't visit China, but Beijing's growing influence, and increasingly muscular attitude toward its neighbors, will shadow Obama throughout his trip.

NFL to release schedule Wednesday

The NFL will release its regular-season schedule on Wednesday night. Among the highlight games is a Super Bowl rematch, with the Denver Broncos at NFL champion Seattle. Other interconference highlights include San Francisco at Denver, New England at Green Bay, and Philadelphia at Indianapolis.

Supreme Court hears toxic water case

The Supreme Court hears a case Wednesday about toxic water and the right to sue over environmental damages after time limits have run out. The case could have profound implications for victims of hidden contamination at Camp Lejeune and other former industrial sites in states that set deadlines on damage claims. The focus of the Supreme Court case looks at a fundamental issue: How soon must victims cry foul?

Chris Brown assault trial scheduled for today

Chris Brown's assault trial is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Washington, D.C. On Monday, Brown's bodyguard was found guilty for assault. Brown is facing misdemeanor assault charges after Parker Adams said Brown and his bodyguard punched him outside a D.C. hotel in October.

Bonus: Today is William Shakespeare's 450th birthday

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