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July 12, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday

CLINTON — 1. DECISION LOOMS FOR ZIMMERMAN IN TEEN SHOOTING

A Florida jury could start deliberating today after the defense argues that Zimmerman never meant to kill Trayvon Martin. Jurors could convict him of murder or manslaughter.

2. LAST MINUTES IN THE ASIANA COCKPIT The AP's Joan Lowy reports the plane descended from 4,500 to 600 feet in four minutes, and pilots tried to speed up under 500 feet.

3. BOSTON STRANGLER SUSPECT TO BE EXHUMED

Police want to explore a DNA link between Albert DeSalvo, widely believed to have been the notorious 1960s serial killer, and one of the 11 victims.

4. EGYPT INVESTIGATES OUSTED LEADER'S JAILBREAK

Prosecutors want to know whether Mohammed Morsi escaped prison during the 2011 revolution with help from Hamas.

5. WHERE YOUR DNA IS

Countries around the world, led by Britain and the U.S., are holding genetic material of millions of citizens in the name of fighting crime and terrorism.

6. FARM BILL VOTE SETS UP FOOD STAMP FIGHT

The House passed a scaled-back bill without the program, launching a debate about domestic food aid in the U.S.

7. WHERE SNOWDEN IS LOOKING FOR HELP

The NSA leaker plans to meet today with a Russian official of Amnesty International while he negotiates for asylum.

8. HUNDREDS MAKE INDONESIA PRISON BREAK

More than 200 were at large, including nearly 20 convicted terrorists.

9. HOW MUCH ARSENIC IS IN APPLE JUICE

The FDA set a new limit of 10 parts per billion, about the same amount of the poison that is in regular drinking water.

10. DEEN DUMPS LEGAL TEAM

In the latest fallout over her admission she used racial slurs, the food personality is hiring new attorneys to represent her in a discrimination lawsuit.

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