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July 19, 2012

10 Things to Know for Thursday

CLINTON —

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

1. LOOKING AT WHAT'S NEXT FOR SYRIA

Government forces shell neighborhoods in and around Damascus a day after a bombing that killed three of its leaders. The UN Security Council meets at 9 a.m. to vote on a new resolution to deal with the violence.

2. KILLER OF ISRAELIS IN BULGARIA THOUGHT TO BE A SUICIDE BOMBER

The Balkan nation's prime minister says the suspected attacker carried a fake Michigan driver's license.

3. WHO GETS AN EMMY NOD?

Jimmy Kimmel and Kerry Washington will announce the nominees starting at about 7:40 a.m.

4. ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE AND OLYMPIANS ARE BUT ACTORS ON IT

As the Olympics come to the home of William Shakespeare, his works are the inspiration for everything from the Games' opening ceremony to an exhibition at the British Museum.

5. OBAMA COURTS VETERANS AND SENIORS IN FLORIDA

The president speaks at a campaign event in Jacksonville at 12:15 p.m. while continuing to urge opponent Mitt Romney to release more tax returns.

6. HOW A LAWSUIT BY ARIZONA LATINOS WILL IMPACT TRAFFIC STOPS

When the trial starts at 10:30 a.m. Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces allegations that his deputies racially profiled Hispanics.

7. AS BASHAR ASSAD'S REIGN WEAKENS SO DOES HEZBOLLAH'S POWER

The group's support for the Syrian leader contributes to a drop in popularity and made it more vulnerable, some say.

8. REPORT SAYS MILLIONS OF SENIORS RISK LOSING THEIR HOMES

The AARP says 1.5 million of elderly Americans already lost their homes and older African Americans and Hispanics are the hardest hit.

9. HOW TEEN VICTIMS OF TERRORISM LEARN TO COPE

Young men and women from around the globe who have lost a loved one to attacks gather at a Massachusetts summer camp to help each other cope with their losses.

10. LIN GETS TO EXPLAIN HIS NEW YORK PREFERENCE TO HOUSTON MEDIA

The 23-year-old undrafted point guard gets to explain to reporters on Thursday afternoon why he said he wanted to stay in the Big Apple.

 

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