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10 things to know today

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:35 PM

1. CLEVELAND PROSECUTORS ZERO IN ON SINGLE SUSPECT

Ariel Castro is charged with kidnapping and rape after allegedly holding three women captive for more than a decade. But no charges are brought against his two brothers.

2. JURY CONVICTS JODI ARIAS

She fights back tears as the first-degree murder verdict is read. The victim's family weep and hug.

3. BENGHAZI ATTACK REVISITED AT JAM-PACKED HEARING

A former top U.S. diplomat describes confusion — and a 2 a.m. call from Hillary Clinton — during the deadly assault on the mission in Libya.

4. WHAT SYRIA SAYS CAUSED INTERNET OUTAGE

Amid speculation that the regime pulled the plug, state media blames a problem with a fiber optics cable for the nearly 20-hour blackout.

5. DIAGNOSIS: STICKER SHOCK

The government reveals how much hospitals charge for treatments, and the discrepancies in costs— for the same services — are so enormous, officials are at a loss for an explanation.

6. ANOTHER REASON OBAMA'S RE-ELECTION WAS HISTORIC

America's blacks vote at higher rates than whites in 2012.

7. SMART PHONES, DUMMY CHARGES

Consumer advocates and regulators worry "cramming" — mysterious, unauthorized fees for cellphone use — is emerging as a significant problem.

8. JAW JITTERS

Wrigley stops new sales and marketing of Alert Energy Caffeine Gum as the Food and Drug Administration investigates the safety of added caffeine.

9. ONE CENTIMETER FROM DEATH

A 28-year-old woman miraculously survives after her husband accidentally shoots her in the mouth with a harpoon.

10. A SCRANTON STATE OF MIND

It may have been filmed in California, but for residents, fans and tourists, "The Office" will forever be part of the down-and-out city it helped get back up.

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