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10 Things to Know for Today

August 13th, 2013 8:29 am by Staff Report

10 Things to Know for Today

In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger, second from right, stands with defense attorneys Hank Brennan, third from right, and J.W. Carney, right, as the jury submits its verdicts Monday. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

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

1. ISRAEL TO RELEASE PRISONERS BEFORE PEACE TALKS

Twenty-six people will be freed before formal negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders begin on Wednesday.

2. CLOSURE FOR SOME AFTER BULGER VERDICT

The Boston mobster was convicted of 11 killings, but a jury couldn't connect eight other slayings to the longtime fugitive.

3. NYC MAYOR SAYS STOP-AND-FRISK RULING 'DANGEROUS'

Michael Bloomberg says a federal judge's rebuke of the police tactic could usher in a return to the days of high violent crime rates in the nation's largest city.

4. TEEN 'NOT A WILLING PARTICIPANT' IN ABDUCTION

Police say Hannah Anderson is recovering in Idaho after FBI agents shot her kidnapper, a family friend accused of killing her mother and brother.

5. EGYPTIAN POLICE SCRAP PLANS TO EVICT PROTESTERS

Security forces decided against dispersing the crowds, fearing a "massacre" after thousands of Morsi supporters flooded into two protest camps.

6. NIGERIA MOSQUE ATTACKS BLAMED ON MILITANTS

The radical Boko Haram group was said to be behind the deaths of 44 people praying and 12 others in a separate attack.

7. WHAT A MOGUL BUILT ON TOP OF HIS APARTMENT BUILDING

Beijing officials say the private mountain peak with rocks, trees and bushes has to come down from the 26-story high-rise.

8. WHY A JUDGE CHANGED A BABY'S NAME

Lu Ann Ballew says she ordered A Tennessee couple to change their son's first name from "Messiah" to "Martin" because the only person worthy of the name is Jesus Christ.

9. RACE CLAIMS DROPPED FROM PAULA DEEN LAWSUIT

A judge rules a white former restaurant manager has no standing to accuse the food diva of racism.

10. BASEBALL FAN DIES IN FALL FROM STANDS

The man fell more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform to a parking lot at the Braves-Phillies game in Atlanta.

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