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July 30, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. FAMILIAR FACES, HOPEFULLY DIFFERENT OUTCOME IN MIDEAST TALKS

Several of the envoys and negotiators involved in the latest attempt to resume peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are veterans of prior efforts.

2. WIKILEAKS LEAKER MANNING TO LEARN FATE

A military judge will announce her verdict Tuesday for the soldier charged with aiding the enemy, theft and federal Espionage Act violations.

3. WHO WAS SINGLE 'NO' VOTE IN FBI NOMINEE'S CONFIRMATION?

Republican Sen. Rand Paul voted against James Comey after delaying the vote for weeks over concerns about the FBI's use of drones.

4. WHAT POPE SAYS ABOUT GAY CLERGY

The pontiff says gay priests shouldn't be marginalized and he's in no position to judge them.

5. WHICH SMOKERS SHOULD GET LUNG CANCER SCREENINGS

A health panel says people 55-79 who've been pack-a-day smokers the equivalent of 30 years should get annual CT scans.

6. FBI'S LARGEST CHILD PROSTITUTION SWEEP

Agents rescue 105 young people and arrest 150 alleged pimps in 76 cities.

7. US: NSA DIDN'T MONITOR REPORTER OR AFGHAN SOURCES

New Zealand journalist says his reporting was monitored by the U.S. intelligence programs Edward Snowden revealed.

8. WHERE 'STAND YOUR GROUND' FACES CHALLENGE

The mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin joins with a group of lawyers who seek to repeal the state's self-defense statute.

9. CANNY, QUICK, LOGISTICALLY SIMPLE $136M JEWEL HEIST

The solitary thief who made off with a fortune in diamonds from a Cannes hotel pulled it off in about a minute, with no shots fired, says prosecutor.

10. ANOTHER POTENTIAL GREAT LAKES THREAT

Untold millions of plastic litter bits, some microscopic, could contaminate the fish that ingest them — and people who eat the fish.

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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

    July 31, 2014

  • 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

    July 31, 2014

  • 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

    July 31, 2014

  • 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

    July 31, 2014

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