Jul 27, 7:14 AM EDT

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. OBAMA TO HAIL CLINTON

The U.S. president once told the Democratic nominee for the White House, "You're likable enough" - but now the incumbent is prepared to endorse the woman who hopes to replace him.

2. KAINE'S FLUENCY IN SPANISH NOT A BE-ALL, END-ALL

But while some Latinos say there's a practical value to the U.S. vice presidential nominee's skills, they add the days are gone when that alone is enough to win over Hispanic voters.

3. HOLLANDE HOLDS MEETINGS AFTER CHURCH ATTACK

The French president is trying to avert religious tensions and new violence after Islamic State extremists attacked a Catholic church and slit the throat of an elderly priest.

4. JAPAN STABBING SPREE SUSPECT'S TROUBLED TIMELINE

Satoshi Uematsu stated his intent to kill in a letter, was committed to a psychiatric hospital, but doctors deemed him safe to release after just 12 days. Five months later, he killed 19 mentally disabled people.

5. REPORT: SHOOTING DEATHS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INCREASE

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says shooting deaths of officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year.

6. HOW FED IS EXPECTED TO REACT TO IMPROVING ECONOMY

Most analysts think the U.S. central bank will signal that it wants to see further gains before raising interest rates again.

7. LAWMAKER EXPLORES MEDICARE DRUG 'EXPLOITATION'

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wants to know if the government's prescription drug benefit is vulnerable to price manipulation by drugmakers.

8. EFFORT LAUNCHED TO DIGITIZE ALL FISH

Scientists are using a powerful CT scanner at a University of Washington lab on the San Juan Islands to begin digitally cataloging thousands of species.

9. TOUGH ROOM, ELIZABETH BANKS

You could've heard crickets in the Democratic convention hall when the "Pitch Perfect" and "Hunger Games" actress attempted a joke or two in introducing a short video about Clinton.

10. WHERE CARIBBEAN ISLAND IS COMING UP SHORT

Jamaica's sprinters are obviously elite, but the tiny nation is still a long way from that level in other track and field events.

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