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Jul 26, 5:56 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. 'GLASS CEILING' SHATTERING AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

With a roll call of the states, Hillary Clinton will become the first woman to lead a major party into a White House race.

2. SANDERS TO SUPPORTERS: RALLY TO BEAT TRUMP

The Vermont senator embraces former rival Clinton as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters.

3. 19 KILLED IN KNIFING NEAR TOKYO

A Japanese man who slashed the throats of dozens of patients at a facility for the mentally disabled reportedly sent a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan.

4. 2 ATTACKERS, 1 HOSTAGE KILLED IN FRENCH CHURCH

Two attackers seize hostages in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing one hostage by slitting their throat before being killed by police, a security official says.

5. GERMANY VOWS MORE CHECKING OF MIGRANTS AFTER ATTACKS

Top security officials in the country call for tougher security screening of asylum-seekers and announce that more police officers will be hired.

6. FLORIDA VICTIM'S MOTHER URGED CAUTION

In the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Stephanie White advised her 18-year-old son on how to stay safe. Stef'an Strawder was one of two teens killed at Club Blu in Fort Myers.

7. WHO IS UNLIKELY ALLY IN RENEWABLE ENERGY PUSH

The landing in United Arab Emirates of a solar-powered plane underscores the significant number of clean energy initiatives out of this major OPEC oil producer.

8. WHAT SRI LANKA IS LOOKING TO PROTECT

Tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests - the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, better absorb carbon and reduce the impact of natural disasters.

9. HOW CRAFT BREWERIES ARE TRYING TO STAND OUT

Cone heads, zombies, beards, bananas - they are some of the creative beer tap handles that have become a big business as the number of specialty breweries skyrockets.

10. SARAH SILVERMAN: BERNIE-OR-BUST DEMS 'BEING RIDICULOUS'

The comedian joined Sen. Al Franken to urge Democratic delegates to unite - then stirred up Sanders die-hards with some choice words.

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