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July 10, 2013

10 Things for Know for Wednesday

NEW YORK —

 

1. NEW PRIME MINISTER BEGINS ROCKY TRANSITION IN EGYPT

Economist Hazem el-Beblawi was to begin forming a cabinet as Morsi supporters vowed to continue street protests until the ousted leader is returned to power.

2. CRASH PROBE FOCUSES ON AUTOMATED LANDING SYSTEM

The NTSB says Asiana pilots relied on the equipment to control the speed of the jet that came in to San Francisco too slowly.

3. WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR CANADA RAIL WRECK

Police opened a criminal probe into the derailment that killed at least 15. Officials raised the possibility the train was tampered with before the crash.

4. BOSTON BOMB SURVIVORS TO SEE SUSPECT IN COURT

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty for the April 15 explosions that killed three and wounded more than 260.

5. EVIDENCE PILES UP AGAINST HERNANDEZ

The ex-New England Patriot was named as the shooter of a semi-pro player, while other documents show he rented a car wanted in a double slaying.

6. SECRET FOOTAGE OF PRESIDENT IN WHEELCHAIR

An Indiana professor found never-before-seen film of Franklin D. Roosevelt at Pearl Harbor being pushed in his chair, a secret kept until after he died.

7. ZIMMERMAN DEFENSE NEARS END

Attorney Mark O'Mara said he will rest his case today, after asking a judge to admit shooting victim Trayvon Martin's text messages about his interest in fighting.

8. KOREAS RESTART TALKS ON REOPENING FACTORY COMPLEX

Officials met in a North Korea border town to talk about how to reopen the Kaesong complex, shut earlier this year following Pyongyang's third nuclear test.

9. ANOTHER DEPARTURE FROM 'THE VIEW'

Conservative co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck is leaving ABC's talk show for the three-hour morning show "Fox & Friends."

10. WHY THIS MAYOR HASN'T BEEN TO SCHOOL

Robert "Bobby" Tufts is just 4 years old and heads Dorset, Minn., population 22 to 28. He's running for a second term.

 

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  • Biggest student loan profits come from grad students

    This week, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal government would earn roughly $127 billion from student lending during the next 10 years.

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  • AGENDA: 4-22-14 Clinton City Council

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  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

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  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

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  • Blagojevich campaign account donates final dollars

    A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into the Chicago Democrat's prison term.

    The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports Friends of Rod Blagojevich donated $709.85 to a Serbian Orthodox Church monastery earlier this month.

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  • GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library

    A Republican lawmaker is protesting after an Illinois House committee recorded a 9-0 vote to commit $100 million for President Barack Obama's library and museum, even though the committee's four GOP members weren't there.

    Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein says he didn't expect a vote during Thursday's hearing. He told WBEZ radio and the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald he would've voted no.

    Sullivan says "the legacy of the Obama presidential library shouldn't be kicked off in a cloud of controversy."

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  • Prosecutor says 6 felon voting cases will proceed

    A prosecutor pursuing several cases against felons charged with voting illegally says an Iowa Supreme Court ruling shouldn't impact them.Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney Linda Fangman said Thursday the prosecutions will "proceed as is," despite Tuesday's ruling suggesting that not all felons lose their voting rights. She's handling felony election misconduct cases against six offenders accused of voting in the 2012 election even though they lost their rights. A seventh may plead guilty Monday.

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  • Iowa's unemployment rate climbs to 4.5 percent

    Iowa's unemployment rate climbed to 4.5 percent in March as more people entered the labor force.

    Iowa Workforce Development announced Friday the rate was up from 4.4 percent in February. It compared to a 4.8 percent unemployment rate in March 2013.

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