10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:49 PM
1. WHAT'S NEXT IN IMMIGRATION STRUGGLE
With Senate passage of wide-ranging legislation, attention turns to the GOP-led House — where the bill's prospects are highly uncertain.
2. BOSTON MARATHON SUSPECT INDICTED
The charges provide a wealth of detail on the brothers' alleged involvement with Islamic extremism.
3. WHY SNOWDEN HASN'T LEFT RUSSIA
Some analysts believe the Ecuadorean government is divided on whether to grant him asylum.
4. PENDULUM SWINGING IN EGYPT
After a year of Morsi's presidency, religious fundamentalism doesn't seem to be the political selling point it once was.
5. WHO'S BALKING AT OBAMA'S CALL FOR GAY RIGHTS
As the president arrives in Africa, Senegal's leader says his country "still isn't ready" to decriminalize homosexuality.
6. A LESSON IN NUTRITION
Battling junk food, the Ag Department for the first time is telling schools what sorts of snacks they can sell.
7. HOW A SENATE DELAY WILL IMPACT STUDENTS
Rates on student loans will double Monday because so far senators haven't been able to reach a compromise to avert the hike.
8. IN GRAND STYLE, JAMES GANDOLFINI EULOGIZED
At his funeral in New York City at one of the world's largest churches, the actor is remembered as someone who "kept his heart open in his life and in his work."
9. ONE DAY, TWO FELONY ARRESTS
The arrests of Aaron Hernandez and Browns rookie Ausar Walcott highlight the NFL's ongoing problem of players landing at the center of criminal cases.
10. UNLV FRESHMAN ANTHONY BENNETT NO. 1 NBA PICK
Cleveland passes on big men Nerlens Noel and Alex Len in favor of the Mountain West Conference player of the year.