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10 Things to Know For Friday July 11, 2014

By: AP
By: AP

1. ISRAEL IS HIT BY LEBANESE PROJECTILE IN OFFENSIVE'S 4TH DAY

Lebanon's National News Agency says two rockets were fired from the country. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

2. WHERE US DIPLOMAT HAS LANDED

Secretary of State Kerry is in Kabul to help resolve an election crisis surrounding Afghanistan's presidential vote.

3. U.S. WAS GIVEN HEADS UP ABOUT NEWSPAPER DATA DESTRUCTION

The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee obliteration of The Guardian's hard drives containing top-secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden last year.

4. MILITARY BRASS: NO "STAND DOWN" ORDER IN BENGHAZI

Testimony of nine officers undermines contentions by GOP lawmakers that an order held back military assets that could have saved U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya.

5. DOWN AND OUT WITH "NORTH KOREA'S MATA HARI"

A year after finishing a five-year espionage sentence for using sex to obtain military secrets and plotting to assassinate intelligence officers, Won Jeong-hwa is 40, single and eking out a living with her 12-year-old daughter.

6. WHY CAR PRICES FUEL FURY IN CUBA

The euphoria over a reform letting Cubans buy vehicles without a permit turns into bitterness when the likes of a six-year-old Peugeot compact are offered for $85,000.

7. ALERNATIVE ENERGY COULD TURN SUNSET BOULEVARD INTO SUNSHINE ROAD

In addition to producing energy, highways paved with photovotaic cells can melt away snow and ice, and display warning messages with LED lights. It may sound outlandish to some.

8. COMBATING DENGUE MIGHT BE WITHIN REACH

According to a large trial, the most advanced vaccine for the disease only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of "breakbone fever."

9. WHO RELUCTANTLY RALLIES BEHIND ARGENTINA

Most Latin Americans will put aside their disdain for their proud neighbors as they look to Lionel Messi and his teammates to salvage what's left of the region's soccer pride.

10. LEBRON WATCH PRESSES ON

"The Decision II" holds fans in thrall as the Miami Heat star ponders where he'll take his talents next.


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