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July 25, 2013

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

1. U.S. SURVEILLANCE SURVIVES CLOSE VOTE

The House voted 217-205 to reject a bid to halt the NSA program that collects millions of Americans' phone and Internet records.

2. HIGH-SPEED TRAIN DERAILS IN SPAIN

At least 77 people were killed and 140 injured when the train jumped the tracks after a curve in the country's worst rail accident in decades.

3. OBAMA TAKES ECONOMIC MESSAGE TO FLORIDA

The president will speak at a Jacksonville port to turn Americans' attention away from gridlock in Congress and onto the economy.

4. POPE AIMS TO INSPIRE YOUTH

Francis is meeting with more than a million young Roman Catholics in Rio and visiting a slum, after pleading this week that the faithful shun materialism.

5. WEINER ASKS VOTERS TO STICK WITH HIM

A new poll is due out today on the New York City mayor's race, taken after the candidate's admission he continued sexting after resigning from Congress.

6. WHERE THE MAIL WON'T BE DELIVERED

Congress approved a plan to stop delivering mail door-to-door by 2022, instead moving to curbside delivery and cluster boxes.

7. NEW WELL CONSIDERED AT BURNING RIG

Officials hope the relief well will stop gas from spewing from the out-of-control rig off the Louisiana coast.

8. FAMOUS FIRST DAUGHTER TAPPED FOR DIPLOMATIC POST

Obama named Caroline Kennedy U.S. ambassador to Japan.

9. A NAME FOR A PRINCE

The royal baby, now known as George Alexander Louis, has a name that has been held by six previous kings.

10. WHY FORMER PRESIDENT SHAVED HIS HEAD

George H.W. Bush, 89, showed his support for the sick child of one of his Secret Service agents.

 

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