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Aug 25, 9:17 PM EDT

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 Friday:

1. WHAT'S BEING ASKED IN AFTERMATH OF DEADLY EARTHQUAKE

Soul-searching mounts over why quake-prone Italy has continually failed to ensure that buildings can withstand such catastrophes.

2. TRUMP SWINGS TOWARD RIVALS ON IMMIGRATION

The billionaire businessman defeated 16 rivals in the GOP primary by being the most anti-immigrant of them all - but now he's sounding a lot like the people he defeated.

3. WHY TURKEY IS RAMPING UP MILITARY PRESENCE IN SYRIA

Turkey's aim in part is to contain expansion by the Kurds, who have used the chaos of the civil war to seize nearly all the territory along Syria's northern border with Turkey.

4. APPLE BOOSTS IPHONE SECURITY

The move follows a botched attempt to break into the phone of an Arab activist in the Mideast using hitherto unknown espionage software.

5. VOTE ON PEACE DEAL PLANNED NEXT MONTH

Colombia's president moves quickly to schedule a national referendum on an ageement meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels.

6. MURDER MYSTERY UNFOLDING IN MISSISSIPPI

Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi are found slain in their home.

7. THREAT OF E-CIGARETTES TO YOUTHS MAY BE LESS THAN THOUGHT

Only a fraction of young vapers in the U.S. inhale nicotine, a nationwide survey shows. The majority - two-thirds - say they vape "just flavoring."

8. WHO'S CELEBRATING 100th BIRTHDAY

The National Park Service marks the milestone with events across the U.S. including more than 1,000 people on the National Mall to create a giant, living version of its emblem.

9. DWAYNE JOHNSON'S PAY IS FAST AND FURIOUS

The actor elbows Robert Downey Jr. aside to become the highest-paid actor with an income of $64.5 million.

10. RYAN LOCHTE IN HOT WATER IN BRAZIL

Brazilian police charge the American swimmer with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Rio Games.

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