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July 18, 2013

10 things to know for today

Your look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. MANDELA TURNS 95 IN HOSPITAL

The South African leader’s daughter says he has improved after fears he has been close to death for weeks with a lung infection.

2. WHEN RELIEF FROM US HEAT WAVE IS COMING

A cold front is moving south today from Canada, but the Northeast and Midwest won’t see temperatures out of the 90s until the weekend.

3. STUDENTS GET A DEAL ON LOANS

The Senate could vote today on a compromise that would erase a planned increase and let undergraduates borrow at 3.85 percent.

4. OBAMA’S FIGHT AGAINST RACIAL PROFILING

As an Illinois state senator, the future president worked for four years to pass a bill requiring police to keep track of the race of people they pulled over.

5. RUSSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER CONVICTED

Protests were expected in Moscow after popular blogger and mayoral candidate Alexei Navalny netted a five-year prison term for embezzlement.

6. HOW ZIMMERMAN JURORS SPENT THEIR TIME

The six women took in movies like “World War Z,” went bowling, had pedicures and saw fireworks – at a bill to Florida taxpayers of $33,000.

7. PESTICIDE TAINTED INDIA’S SCHOOL LUNCHES

Autopsies on the 22 children killed when they ate the free meals traced the insecticide to either the food or cooking oil.

8. ROLLING STONE COVER SPARKS OUTRAGE

In a close-up photo, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev looks more like a young Bob Dylan or Jim Morrison than the man suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing.

9. COUNTDOWN TO COMIC-CON

The annual pop-culture celebration – featuring the planet’s hottest films, TV shows, video games and comic books – blasts off today in San Diego.

10. ONLINE SHOWS VIE FOR EMMY NOMS

“House of Cards” and “Arrested Development” are Netflix-only series vying with favorites “Homeland” and “Modern Family” for TV’s biggest awards today.

 

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