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10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. CLINTON CASTS HERSELF AS UNIFIER IN CONVENTION SPEECH, DRAWS CONTRAST WITH TRUMP

Now, one of the most distrusted figures in U.S. politics must convince voters that she's the one to bring a divided nation together.

2. U.S. COMMERCE DEPARTMENT EXPECTED TO REPORT ACCELERATED GDP GROWTH

Economists think that GDP rebounded in the third quarter as consumer spending helped lift the gloom over depressed oil prices and fears about China.

3. POPE VISITS SITE OF AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU DEATH CAMP

Francis prays in the dark underground prison cell of a Catholic saint and is to meet with 25 Christian Poles who risked their own lives to help Jews.

4. NEW SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPENING 3 YEARS AFTER MASSACRE

Officials hope giving everyone an early look at the new school will allow students to start the school year in a quiet, respectful environment.

5. TWENTY-ONE JOURNALISTS APPEAR IN COURT AFTER BEING DETAINED IN TURKEY CRACKDOWN

They are among 42 for whom detention orders were issued this week.

6. FATHER OF FALLEN MUSLIM AMERICAN SOLDIER BLASTS DONALD TRUMP

At the Democratic convention, Khizr Khan says Arlington Cemetery is filled with graves of people of all faiths and tells the Republican nominee: "You have sacrificed nothing."

7. SOME IN HONG KONG DREAM OF THEIR OWN VERSION OF BREXIT

Political activists who advocate independence from China are joining the campaign ahead of legislative elections in September.

8. WHY ONCE-REVILED RIVER MONSTER MAY BE COMING TO WATERS NEAR YOU

The fearsome-looking alligator gar is seen as a potentially potent weapon against the invasive Asian carp, and efforts are underway to reintroduce the fish from Illinois to Tennessee.

9. HOW THREE YOUNG HOMELESS SISTERS REACHING FOR THEIR OLYMPIC DREAMS

The girls- ages 11, 10 and 8 - who live in a New York City homeless shelter, earn top youth track rankings and a spot in this week's Junior Olympics.

10. WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN SECOND ROUND OF PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Jimmy Walker is the surprise leader after the opening round but some players, like Martin Kaymer, will play under better conditions and could improve their standings.

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