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10 things to know for today

The Associated Press

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

1. HILLARY CLINTON’S LONG ROAD TO SECOND CAMPAIGN

The former secretary of state spent nearly two years tiptoeing around a decision that much of the political world assumed was a done deal.

2. WHOSE JOB IS HARDER AFTER NORTH CHARLESTON SHOOTING

Now that one of his white officers is charged with murder of an unarmed black man, the police chief is trying to mend a rift between the force he oversees and the community they serve.

3. EX-U.S. GUARDS FACE LONG PRISON SENTENCES FOR IRAQ SHOOTINGS

The four men are convicted in the deaths of 14 Iraqis at Nisoor Square in Baghdad, which caused an international uproar.

4. WHO INHERITS WITNESS ROLE

Children of Holocaust survivors study the history of the horrors their parents endured, in a program that aims to usher in a new stage of commemoration.

5. WHAT IMPOVERISHED TRIBE STRUGGLES TO STOP

A string of suicides by teenagers shakes the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to its core and sends school and tribal leaders on a mission to prevent the deaths.

6. IRAQI SHIITE CEMETERY GROWS WITH ISLAMIC STATE WAR DEAD

“I expect that these graveyards will be expanded as more fighting against Daesh looms in the horizon,” says Ali Abdul-Aali, a Najaf city official, using an Arabic acronym for the group.

7. MYSTERIOUS CIVIL WAR PHOTO

Historians had long searched for what seemed to be the only picture of the Confederate ship the CSS Georgia. Now, the man behind that picture tells The AP it is a hoax.

8. GERMAN NOBEL LAUREATE GUENTER GRASS DIES AT AGE 87

The writer made his literary reputation with “The Tin Drum,” published in 1959. It was followed by “Cat and Mouse” and “Dog Years,” which made up what is called the Danzig Trilogy.

9. TRAVELING BLUES

More flights are late, more bags are getting lost, and customers are lodging more complaints about U.S. airlines, government data shows.

10. JORDAN SPIETH PONDERS WHAT PUSHED HIM TO WIN

“I was already hungry from last year. I had an opportunity and watched it slip away,” says the second-youngest champion in the history of the Masters.

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College

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News

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Local

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Local

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Coronavirus

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