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July 11, 2014

10 things to know for today

CHICAGO — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

1. POSSIBLE IMMIGRATION COMPROMISE EMERGES

A provision to deport minors from Central America more speedily might be included in Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request.

2. OBAMA OFFERS US HELP NEGOTIATING ISRAEL CEASE-FIRE

The overture comes as world leaders warn of an urgent need to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could engulf the fragile region.

3. MILITARY BRASS: NO 'STAND DOWN' ORDER IN BENGHAZI

Testimony of nine officers undermines contentions by GOP lawmakers that an order held back military assets that could have saved U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya.

4. WHERE TOP US DIPLOMAT HAS LANDED

Secretary of State Kerry is in Kabul to help try to resolve an election crisis surrounding Afghanistan's presidential vote.

5. ESTRANGED BROTHER-IN-LAW ACCUSED IN SLAYINGS

Ronald Lee Haskell is charged with killing four children and their parents in Spring, Texas, after they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was.

6. WHAT HIGH-END PROSTITUTE SOUGHT AFTER OVERDOSE DEATH

Authorities say Alix Tichelman searched online for how to legally defend herself after allegedly giving a Google executive a lethal dose of heroin aboard a California yacht.

7. FTC SUES AMAZON OVER KIDS' APP CHARGES

The government is suing the online retailer for billing parents and other account holders for millions of dollars in in-app purchases made by children.

8. GIRL BORN WITH AIDS VIRUS STILL HARBORS HIV

The news about the nearly 4-year-old Mississippi girl is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse the infection.

9. WHO LED EMMY NOMINATIONS

The fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" emerges as the leading nominee with 19 nods. Dramas "Breaking Bad" and "True Detective" are among the other front-runners.

10. LEBRON WATCH PRESSES ON

"The Decision II" holds fans in thrall as the Miami Heat star ponders where he'll take his talents next.

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