10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

1. CLINTON KNOCKS ‘OUTLANDISH TRUMPIAN IDEAS’ IN POLICY SPEECH

She portrays her Republican rival as untrustworthy on economic issues and pushing policies that would only benefit the super-wealthy – himself included.

2. TRUMP STRAYS FROM TRADEMARK BRAVADO

He acknowledges that his presidential campaign is facing challenges and could ultimately fall short.

3. AMERICAN SIMONE BILES SHINES UNDER OLYMPIC SPOTLIGHT

The 19-year-old gymnast soars to the women’s all-around title, putting the gap between herself and the rest of the world on full display.

4. WHAT’S COMPLICATING US-BACKED MILITARY EFFORTS TO RETAKE SYRIAN TOWN

The Islamic State group is using hundreds of residents as human shields, laying mines and shooting those trying to flee Manjib in northern Syria.

5. FEDERAL JUDGES STRIKE DOWN NORTH CAROLINA VOTING DISTRICTS

The ruling declares that 19 House and nine Senate districts are illegal racial gerrymanders.

6. HOW EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT IS REINING IN CLERICS

Imams at state-run mosques are now required to read pre-written sermons distributed by the Religious Endowments Ministry.

7. S&P, NASDAQ, DOW HIT NEW HIGHS

Strong gains by energy companies and retailers help nudge each of the major U.S. stocks indexes to a record close.

8. US GOVERNMENT WON’T RECLASSIFY POT

The Obama administration decides marijuana will remain on the list of most dangerous drugs, but says it will allow more research into its medical uses.

9. WHICH ANIMAL LIVES TO RIPEST OLD AGE

Scientists calculate that Greenland sharks are Earth’s longest living animals with backbones. One lived an estimated 400 years.

10. ELDEST SON OF NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING WRITER DIES AT 72

Thomas Steinbeck, son of John Steinbeck, was a prominent author and screenwriter in his own right.

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