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Apr 17, 9:28 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. WHAT ITALIAN LEADER, OBAMA WILL DISCUSS

Matteo Renzi and the U.S. president will be comparing notes on a range of issues, including Libya, the migrant issues stemming from the chaos there, Islamic State militants and Ukraine. UNITED STATES-ITALY

2. FIVE YEARS AFTER SPILL, GULF IS SCARRED

Scientists say there are lingering problems that affect the marine ecosystem half a decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

3. WHO IS MULLING A CUBAN DETOUR

Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September, but no decision has been made. VATICAN-CUBA

4. FINDING DIFFERENT METHODS TO HELP CHILDREN WITH AMBIGUOUS GENITALIA

Families of intersex kids - those born with reproductive anatomy that does not conform to standard definitions of male or female - are weighing other non-surgical options. INTERSEX CHILDREN

5. THIS IS (NOT) YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING

AP's Scott Mayerowitz finds that after the intentional crashing of Germanwings Flight 9525 by the co-pilot, one way for airlines to improve safety is to remove the pilots - a radical idea that is decades away. PLANES WITHOUT PILOTS

6. WHAT GOOGLE'S CHANGES MEAN FOR YOU

The search engine giant is changing its algorithms so that mobile-friendly sites show up first on smartphones. GOOGLE-SEARCH SHAKE-UP

7. G-20 CONFRONTING ECONOMIC WEAKNESS

Finance officials from the world's major economies are searching for the right mix of policies to bolster a still-weak global recovery while confronting a big drop in oil prices. GLOBAL FINANCE

8. WHY POOCHES ARE SNIFFLING IN THE HEARTLAND

Experts say doggie day care contributed to an epidemic of dog flu in Chicago that is spreading in the Midwest. DOG FLU-THINGS TO KNOW

9. IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL STANDS BY MEHMET OZ

Columbia University won't remove the TV celebrity doctor from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "lack of integrity" for promoting "quack treatments." MEHMET OZ-COLUMBIA

10. BASKETBALL GALAXY MISSING BIGGEST STARS

No Kobe Bryant, no Dwyane Wade and no Carmelo Anthony. The NBA playoffs will be missing some of the game's biggest stars.

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