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July 11, 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. CRASH PROBE LOOKS AT COCKPIT COMMUNICATION

The instructor and trainee pilot on board Asiana Flight 214 were flying together for the first time doing unfamiliar duties.

2. WHAT THE 9/11 MASTERMIND DID IN SECRET CIA PRISON

The AP's Adam Goldman reports Khalid Sheikh Mohammed made a vacuum cleaner and liked to read Harry Potter books.

3. EGYPT'S MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD: 'DICTATORSHIP IS BACK'

They say they will never work with the nation's interim rulers, who have ordered the arrest of the group's leader.

4. ZIMMERMAN JURY TO GET CASE

Closing arguments were planned today, and Florida police were preparing for civil unrest after the outcome of the racially charged trial.

5. CANADA'S WORST RAIL ACCIDENT IN MORE THAN A CENTURY

With 50 presumed dead, the owner of the train company blamed the derailment on an engineer he said didn't properly apply brakes.

6. REPUBLICANS BALK AT IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL

House members indicated they would consider only border security measures and not the citizenship path for millions that is key to Obama's plan.

7. BOMBING SURVIVOR: TSARNAEV 'SMUG'

MIT campus police chief John DiFava was disappointed by the suspect's nonchalant appearance in court as he pleaded not guilty in the April 15 marathon explosions.

8. ARREST IN CALIF. AUTISTIC BOY'S DISAPPEARANCE

A 16-year-old family member was arrested on suspicion of murder after a body matching the description of the 11-year-old boy was discovered in a shallow grave.

9. RANDY TRAVIS SUFFERS STROKE

The troubled country music star remained hospitalized in critical condition after undergoing surgery in Texas.

10. WILL AND KATE'S BABY SECRET PUTS SOUVENIR MAKERS ON NOTICE

Without knowing the upcoming heir to the throne's gender or name, British manufacturers will have to rush to put finishing touches on royal baby mementos.

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  • Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans' opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that dissatisfaction with Obama's handling of events in Ukraine, Gaza and elsewhere now matches

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  • US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended their hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year

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  • Semi crash coats Indianapolis highway in butter INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A semitrailer has overturned on an Indianapolis interstate, spilling what police say are 45,000 pounds of packages of butter and other dairy products. The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. Friday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate

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  • Contract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended NEW YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers. With ju

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  • WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind. The sights and sounds of World War I flight are recreated regularly at the

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  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror susp

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  • GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails. Newly released emails show the former IRS official referring to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more, a revelation that is fueling GOP c

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  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided

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  • As US job market strengthens, many don't feel it WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains. Yet for Do

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