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August 18, 2013

10 things to know for Monday

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

1. THE DIVERGING ACCOUNTS OF NEW DEATHS IN EGYPT

State media says 36 detainees died in clashes with security forces, but officials say they died after security forces fired tear gas into their truck.

2. CONGRESS SPLIT ON MILITARY AID TO CAIRO

Even within political parties, lawmakers can’t agree on whether the violence justifies a suspension of $1.3B in aid.

3. WHO’S A ROADBLOCK TO GUANTANAMO CLOSING

Nearly 50 men being held under “indefinite detention” are among the chief hurdles to Obama’s attempts to shut the prison down.

4. LIFE SENTENCES FOR YOUTHS IN US

About 2,100 inmates have no chance for parole for crimes committed as minors, but the Supreme Court has ruled such punishment unconstitutional.

5. HOW POLITICAL PEDIGREES COULD AFFECT SENATE RACES

Liz Cheney and other candidates with famous last names might find it easier to raise campaign cash.

6. ANOTHER WATCHDOG COULD BE AHEAD FOR NYPD

A federal judge appointed a monitor for the department’s stop-and-frisk policy, and the City Council members are seeking an inspector general.

7. FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS PROBES DON’T ALWAYS LEAD TO TRIAL

In cases like the shooting of Trayvon Martin that raise questions of racial discrimination, prosecutors often can’t find evidence to support such charges.

8. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IN PISTORIUS CASE

The 26-year-old double-amputee Olympian is to be indicted Monday on a premeditated murder charge in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

9. IN SILICON VALLEY, ‘WE SIT AROUND TALKING LEGO’

Engineers, among the most excited fans of the snap-together toys, await the new Mindstorms sets rolling out next month.

10. BOLT BREAKS MEDALS RECORD

The Jamaican track star becomes the most decorated athlete in world-championship history with a total of eight golds and two silvers.

 

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