10 Things to Know for Today

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10 Things to Know for Today
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. BUOYED BY MCCAIN’S RETURN, GOP SET SENATE HEALTH BILL VOTE

The 80-year-old Arizona Republican, undergoing treatment for brain cancer, will be back in Washington for the critical roll call on beginning debate on the legislation, but it remains an uphill battle for Republicans.

2. KUSHNER READY FOR ROUND 2

Trump’s son-in-law and adviser will return to Capitol Hill for a closed-door conversation with lawmakers on the House intelligence committee after denying collusion with Russia.

3. ISRAEL DISMANTLES METAL DETECTORS FROM DISPUTED JERUSALEM SHRINE

The move is designed to defuse a crisis with the Muslim world, including security ally Jordan, the custodian of the holy site.

4. AP: TRUMP MULLS FIRING SESSIONS

The president referred to the attorney general, who recused himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation, in a tweet as “beleaguered.”

5. WHY THE SMUGGLING INDUSTRY IS THRIVING

Traffickers have responded to the surge in U.S. border enforcement since the 2001 terror attacks with a durable business model, backed by money and organizational muscle.

6. AP: US CHURCH GOES TO BRAZIL; INSTILLS FEAR, SPLITS FAMILIES

Word of Faith Fellowship took command of two congregations in Brazil, applying a strict interpretation of the Bible and enforcing it through rigorous controls and physical punishment.

7. WHO IS CLOSE TO SNUFFING OUT RIVALS IN NORTHWESTERN SYRIA

Syrian rebels and activists disclose that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group seized control of the opposition’s regional capital, Idlib, last weekend, giving Assad a pretext to attack.

8. WHAT HAPPENED MOMENTS BEFORE JUSTINE DAMOND WAS SHOT

A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and “slapped” it shortly before the Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, a warrant states.

9. ‘THE RESULTS ARE OFTEN CATASTROPHIC’

Children whose sexual characteristics don’t neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy. Now advocacy groups are assailing the practice and urging Congress to ban it.

10. BLACK SENIORS STROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE

A study is testing whether jogging memories where they were made can help older African-Americans stay mentally sharp and slow early memory loss.

Israeli police officers dismantle metal detectors outside the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, early Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Israel’s security cabinet has decided to remove metal detectors set up at the entrance to a Jerusalem holy site which had angered Muslims. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner walks away from the podium after speaking to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, July 24, 2017, after meeting on Capitol Hill behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee on the investigation into possible collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
This Wednesday, March 29, 2017 photo shows people at the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Sao Joaquim de Bicas, Brazil. Over the course of two decades, former members say the U.S.-based mother church took command of this and another congregation in Brazil, applying a strict interpretation of the Bible and enforcing it through rigorous controls and physical punishment. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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