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July 19, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. DETROIT FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

The city, beset by slow declines in population and auto manufacturing, faces up to $20 billion in long-term debt.

2. BOSTON MARATHON SUSPECT CAST IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT

A police photographer, furious with a Rolling Stone cover photo he believes glamorizes Tsarnaev, releases images from the day the teen was captured.

3. HOW OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE LAW IS BEING CHARACTERIZED

The president says it’s working the way it’s supposed to with “better benefits, stronger protections, more bang for your buck.” Boehner calls the measure “a train wreck.”

4. EGYPT’S NEW LEADER WARNS AGAINST CHAOS

In his first address to the nation, Mansour issues a stern warning about causing unrest, even as the Muslim Brotherhood plans protests.

5. PANAMA DETAINS EX-CIA STATION CHIEF

Robert Seldon Lady was convicted in absentia in Italy in 2009 in the abduction of an Egyptian terror suspect from a Milan street. He’s never been in Italian custody.

6. WHO’S CONFRONTING WHITEY BULGER

The reputed Boston crime boss exchanges snarls — and more — with Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi as the former partner testifies against him.

7.  RARE OCCURENCE: US, CHINA ON SAME PAGE

The world’s two biggest emitters of heat-trapping greenhouse gases are finding common cause in efforts to reduce global warming.

8. WHAT’S UNUSUAL ABOUT THE NORTHEAST HEAT WAVE

The high-pressure system is moving from east to west — a rare weather phenomenon.

9. BARBIE’S STATUS AS TOP DOLL IN JEOPARDY

One reason: The success of new, edgier lines like the vampy Monster High dolls.

10. EMMYS GET A MAKEOVER

“House of Cards,” an online series, and Netflix’s “Arrested Development” win nominations — but new offerings from the traditional TV networks are all but shut out.

 

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