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    10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 14, 2014 at 6:08 a.m.

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

    1. MISSOURI MOVES TO DEFUSE TENSION OVER KILLING OF UNARMED BLACK TEEN

    The state Highway Patrol supplants the much-criticized local police in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb roiled by protests since Saturday’s shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white officer.

    2. AL-MALIKI STEPPING DOWN AS IRAQ’S PRIME MINISTER

    His decision ends a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency.

    3. ROBIN WILLIAMS HAD PARKINSON’S DISEASE, WIFE SAYS

    The diagnosis gave the comedian yet another challenge, along with depression, anxiety and his decades-long struggle to stay sober.

    4. WHAT’S SUPRISING ABOUT POPE’S CHOICE OF WHEELS

    Arriving in South Korea, the pontiff leaves the airport in a notably humble conveyance — a compact black Kia.

    5. EBOLA OUTBREAK SHOWS NO SIGN OF EBBING

    The World Health Organization agency says it is prepared for the crisis to continue for months.

    6. AMISH GIRLS SAFE AFTER APPARENT ABDUCTION

    The girls turned up 13 miles from where they disappeared from their family’s upstate New York roadside farm stand, authorities say.

    7. WHY EUROPE’S ECONOMY IS STILL STUTTERING

    The bloc’s leading members just aren’t thriving. Germany’s economy, for instance, shrank 0.2 percent last quarter.

    8. MUCH OF GLACIAL MELTING MAN-MADE

    More than two-thirds of the rapid melt of the world’s glaciers can be blamed on humans, a study determines.

    9. DAVID GREGORY DEPARTING NBC’S ‘MEET THE PRESS‘

    During his tenure, the venerable Sunday morning show dropped from first place to third in the ratings. Gregory will be replaced by Chuck Todd.

    10. WHO’S FOLLOWING BUD SELIG AS BASEBALL COMMISSIONER

    His second-in-command, Rob Manfred, is elected by team owners to take over when Selig retires in January.


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