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July 23, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. WAITING FOR FIRST LOOK AT NEW PRINCE

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge were to leave a London hospital today with the heir third in line to the British throne.

2. SYRIA, NSA FUNDING BEFORE HOUSE

Tea party conservatives and liberal Democrats considering a defense bill today want to limit aid for U.S. surveillance programs and Syrian rebels.

3. THE FIRST MLB STAR TO FALL IN DRUG PROBE

Milwaukee's Ryan Braun was suspended for the season while drug investigations continue into Alex Rodriguez and more than a dozen other players.

4. NOSE DIVE ON NYC RUNWAY

Two LaGuardia Airport runways remained closed today after a Southwest Airlines jet's front landing gear collapsed, injuring 10.

5. WHAT THE POPE TRAVELED IN

Francis abandoned the popemobile for an open-air vehicle that let him interact with Rio's crowds.

6. FAMILY SAYS MORSI 'KIDNAPPED' BY MILITARY

Four people died in the latest protests between supporters and opponents of the ousted Egyptian leader, who has been out of sight for nearly three weeks.

7. KOREA'S ROCKET RACE

The AP's Foster Klug reports an eight-month standstill at a North Korean site signals Pyongyang is slowing development of long-range rockets.

8. HOW STUDENTS ARE PAYING FOR SCHOOL

A report out today says grants and scholarships are paying most college bills, not parents.

9. PLACING ROYAL BABY BETS

About 50,000 bets were placed before Kate gave birth, with most of the money on George or James for a boy.

10. COP-TURNED-ACTOR DENNIS FARINA DEAD AT 69

The ex-Chicago police officer played a mob boss in "Get Shorty" and a New York detective for years on "Law & Order."

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  • Abuse suspect dead; two marshals, NY policeman hurt NEW YORK (AP) — A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustlin

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  • Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles NEW YORK (AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe — roughly the population of New York City — s

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  • Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily. Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help expl

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  • After six weeks, finally a deal on VA health care WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Congressi

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  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. The

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