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10 Things to Know for Today | August 14, 2018

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

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Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery

Donald Trump's inaugural committee pushed back hard last summer on questions about whether the unprecedented $107 million budget for the event was fraught with cost overruns and misspending

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Florida shooting: Man arrested in 'stand your ground' case

Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law

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FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

The FBI had been reviewing Strzok's employment after the politically charged text messages were discovered last year.

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Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures

The spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review

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Taliban offensive exposes fragile US hopes for Afghan peace

A Taliban assault on Ghazni, a key city linking areas of Taliban influence barely 75 miles from Kabul, has killed about 100 Afghan security forces and 20 civilians since Friday, the Afghan Defense Ministry said.

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Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

Trump accused Manigault Newman, the former White House liaison to black voters, as "wacky" and "not smart" after his former co-star revealed her recording of a phone conversation with the president during a media blitz for her new book.

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A Sputnik-era dream: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before.

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Millions in limbo as nativist anger roils Indian state

The rice farmer doesn't know how it happened. Abdul Mannan just knows a mistake was made somewhere. But what can you say when the authorities suddenly insist one of your five children isn't an Indian? What do you do when your wife and daughter-in-law are suddenly viewed as illegal immigrants?

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Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes. That especially squeezes homeowners who seek to rebuild quickly after losing their houses to natural disasters, such as the wildfires scorching parts of California.

Taliban cling to pockets of Afghan city after assault

Afghan forces were still battling the Taliban in parts of Ghazni on Saturday, a day after the insurgents launched a multi-pronged assault on the eastern city.

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New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers

Dirty diapers, shotgun shells, small broken bicycles, the white sandal of a baby, anguished journals about faith and a DVD about killing techniques in close combat.

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Trump, at golf club, intent on projecting he's hard at work

President Donald Trump is spending his summer vacation at his golf club in New Jersey. Wait, don't call it "vacation."

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Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

Firefighters worked furiously Friday to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes while crews in the north finally gained ground on deadly and destructive blazes that have burned for two weeks.

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10 Things to Know for Today | August 10, 2018

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

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Father recalls compound suspect as high-strung, not radical

STEPHEN R. GROVES and MORGAN LEE, Associated Press

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Firefighters battle to curb wildfire before winds return

Aircraft turned hillsides red with retardant as homeowners wet their houses with garden hoses in a battle to contain an arson wildfire, which prompted evacuation orders for more than 20,000 people south of Los Angeles

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Ohio judge allows release of serial killer

A judge is allowing the release of an inmate who confessed to killing three people in Ohio during a string of murders in the 1980s

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Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached with Israel

Gaza's Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war

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Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

Faced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020.

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For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily.

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Grandfather: Remains at New Mexico compound are missing boy

A severely disabled Georgia boy who authorities say was kidnapped by his father and marked for an exorcism was found buried at the ramshackle compound in the New Mexico desert that has been the focus of investigators for the past week, the toddler's grandfather said Thursday.

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10 Things to Know for Today | August 9, 2018

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

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Compound suspects trained kids for school shooting

MORGAN LEE and MARY HUDETZ, Associated Press

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Video shows massacre suspect punching self, speaking softly

Prosecutors on Wednesday released hours of video interrogation of Florida's school shooting suspect