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10 Things to Know for Friday
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (all times EDT):
1. JOBS NUMBERS WILL DEFINE SUMMER CAMPAIGN
All eyes are on the employment report coming out at 8:30 a.m. as President Obama and rival Mitt Romney press ahead with campaign four months before Election Day.
2. ARGENTINA CONVICTS FORMER DICTATORS IN BABY-STEALING CASE
Guilty verdicts are a big step toward punishing human rights abuses of oppressive era.
3. WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM DESERT-SAVVY PHOENIX
Keep yourself and your ride cool and think before you touch.
4. FRIENDS OF SYRIA MEETING TO PRESS ASSAD
As one senior member of the president’s inner circle defects, 80-nation gathering seeks action on peace plan.
5. CONSERVATIVE TEACHERS WARY OF DEMOCRATIC DIGS AT THEIR VIEWS
Republican educators balk at Obama-centric convention that leaves them on the sidelines.
6. ORGANIZERS SAY LONDON OLYMPICS WILL SURVIVE RAINY WEATHER
Officials say they have prepared well for every weather eventuality.
7. WHY AN OREGON LAW IS MAKING IDAHO POLICE UNHAPPY
Medical marijuana runs across the two states’ border are on the rise. So are police crackdowns.
8. MEXICAN VOTE COUNT CONFIRMS PENA NIETO’S VICTORY
Longtime ruling party set to return to power after 12 years.
9. WHAT A SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN IS TRYING TO DO IN THE EMIRATES
Inspired by the power of Twitter in the Arab Spring, this campaign is seeking a crackdown on women’s skimpy fashions in the Gulf country.
10. SERENA WILLIAMS REACHES SEVENTH WIMBLEDON FINAL
With a tournament-record 24 aces, Williams finds herself up for her 14th Grand Slam title in Saturday’s final.
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Walterses celebrate 50 years together
Donna and Paula Walters have announced the upcoming 50th anniversary of their parents, Emma and Leon Walters.
How to get the most out of your air conditioner this summer
Experts say preventative maintenance on your air conditioner can save you hundreds of dollars.
'Ghost ship' offered to highest bidder
The mysterious death of the owner of a sailboat, found without anyone on board last fall, has not deterred the coastal city of Newburyport, Mass., from offering the sloop for sale on a municipal auctiion website.
Church gives 150,000 to help schools and local agencies
Many churches have missions in other countries but Life Church of McAlester is giving $150,000 to help schools and charities right here in McAlester.
Tornadoes tear through East Texas; 6 people killed
A pack of tornadoes killed at least six people and injured dozens more in East Texas Wednesday night.
VIDEO: Student's rant admonishing teacher goes viral
Watch this viral video of a student being kicked out of class and chastising his teacher for her usage of "packets."
Do school bus drivers undergo background checks?
Castro was a school bus driver from 1991 to 2012, during which time he was accused of domestic violence. Do they perform background checks on school bus drivers?
Christie weight-loss step may be key to a presidential campaign
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's acknowledgment of having secret stomach surgery may reassure voters who've wondered whether he's fit to be president.
Apple's iPad2 heart risk found in research by 14-year-old
Gianna Chien's study — which found that Apple's iPad2 can, in some cases, interfere with life-saving heart devices because of the magnets inside — is based on a science fair project that didn't even win her first place.
Most and least-fit states in the U.S.
A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control highlights adult fitness levels based on participation in aerobic and muscle-building activities. Find out which states came in with the fittest and least-fit populations.
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