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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. FRIEND RECALLS DYLANN ROOF BECOMING AVOWED RACIST

Joey Meek says the suspected Charleston black church gunman ranted that “someone needed to do something about it for the white race.”

2. OVER 130 PRISON ESCAPEES ON LOOSE NATIONWIDE

AP’s Jennifer Peltz also finds that many have been gone so long that authorities have scant prospects of finding them, if they’re even alive.

3. EUROPE SCRAMBLES AS TALKS WITH GREECE FLOUNDER

Several European countries are getting ready for the possibility of Athens leaving the euro.

4. INTRODUCING … THE RAIDERS

That’s what an elite branch of the U.S. Marine Corps will be known as in a move resurrecting a name used by World War II units that carried out risky operations.

5. PERIL, PROMISE FOR PRESIDENT

For Obama, an encouraging vote on his trade agenda and a tragedy in South Carolina showcase the promise and peril of his presidential end game.

6. WHO IS LATEST SPECIES TO BE TRACKED IN FEDERAL LANDS

Scientists are putting tracking devices on a new species — people — as they try to learn more about how their movements affect ecosystems in national parks.

7. REMAKING BRIAN WILLIAMS’ IMAGE

After NBC’s decision to remove the “Nightly News” anchor and reassign him to MSNBC, the embattled news reader faces a quest to rebuild his credibility and dignity.

8. STORM HEADS NORTHEAST AFTER FLOODING OKLAHOMA, ARKANSAS

A weather system that once was Tropical Storm Bill prompts flood warnings across the Ozarks and middle Mississippi Valley.

9. NEW YORK’S CARNEGIE DELI FINED FOR VIOLATING BUILDING CODES

The famed restaurant in midtown Manhattan will remain closed for at least two more weeks after it was found to be diverting some of its gas before it reached the meter.

10. CHAMBERS BAY LIVES UP TO TOUGH BILLING

Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson share the lead at 5-under 65 at the U.S. Open, while Tiger Woods struggles to an opening-round 80.

 

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