10 things to know today
Jul 21, 2015 at 12:50 PM
1. 'AS DARK A DAY AS I CAN REMEMBER'
The deaths of 19 elite 'Hotshot' firefighters plunge two small Arizona towns into mourning as the wildfire that killed them rages on.
2. WHO HANDS DOWN A 48-HOUR ULTIMATUM
Egypt's military gives President Morsi two days to meet the demands of millions of protesters seeking his ouster, or the generals will intervene.
3. WHAT MEDICAID GAP MEANS FOR THE POOR
Nearly 2 in 3 of the neediest people who could be helped by the new health care law may instead remain uninsured because their states have not expanded Medicaid.
4. SPY VS. SPY
President Obama brushes aside sharp European criticism over reports of U.S. spying, suggesting that all nations eavesdrop on each other.
5. PURPORTED LETTER FROM NSA LEAKER SLAMS OBAMA
A WikiLeaks web post, identified as being from Edward Snowden, complains the president is 'using citizenship as a weapon' in passport revocation.
6. DOLAN OVERSAW PLAN TO PAY ABUSERS TO LEAVE CLERGY
Milwaukee church documents show the archbishop's frustration with the Vatican's response to priest sex abuse problem.
7. HOUSE DEMOCRATS SEE TOUGH PATH FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
Minority-strong caucus wants grand bill but realizes GOP's piecemeal approach could win in the end.
8. HOW MUCH STUDENT LOAN RATES COULD RISE
Subsidized Stafford loan rates have doubled and could stay that way if Congress doesn't act before the school year begins.
9. LADY LIBERTY REOPENS ON FOURTH OF JULY
Statue of Liberty will welcome visitors again on Independence Day, months after Superstorm Sandy swamped her little island.
10. WILLIAMS' EXIT IS LATEST WIMBLEDON SURPRISE
The top ranked Serena was unbeaten in 34 matches before 23rd-seeded player beat her in tournament's 4th round.