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10 things to know today

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:43 PM

1. SUSAN RICE NAMED NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

Obama's move defies Republican critics and signals a shift toward advisers favoring more active U.S. intervention abroad.

2. FOR NOW, COURT OKS ACCESS TO MORNING-AFTER PILLS FOR ALL AGES

As litigation continues, "it'll be like buying Tylenol," says an executive at the Center for Reproductive Rights.

3. WHAT THE CAPTURE OF A BORDER TOWN MEANS FOR SYRIA

The gains made by the regime's forces may lead Assad to decline to participate in peace talks.

4. TSA BAGS PLAN TO ALLOW SMALL KNIVES ON PLANES

Facing stiff opposition, the agency decides that passengers won't be allowed to carry such potential weapons onto aircraft.

5. FROM FAILING LUNGS, A CRY FOR HELP IS HEARD

A federal judge suspends one of the nation's transplant rules and makes a dying 10-year-old eligible to seek donor lungs from an adult.

6. WHY U.S. SOLDIER PLEADED GUILTY TO KILLING 16 AFGHANS

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales' plea ensures that he will avoid the death penalty for the middle-of-the-night slayings.

7. IN PHILADELPHIA, A DEADLY BUILDING COLLAPSE

Witnesses say they feared demolition work was faulty and that the accident was bound to happen.

8. GOLD FOR HER GOLDEN YEARS

The winner of last month's record $590 million Powerball jackpot is Gloria C. Mackenzie, an 84-year-old Floridian.

9. PARIS JACKSON HOSPITALIZED

The 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson is now fine physically, a family lawyer says. Officials confirm only that someone from her neighborhood was transported for a possible overdose.

10. FROM HOME BASE TO HOT SEAT

MLB is interviewing players in a drug probe, looking at links to a now-closed Miami anti-aging clinic. A-Rod is among the big names involved.

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