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10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. HARVEY STILL POSING THREAT TO TWO-STATE BORDER

Major dangers for the U.S. Gulf Coast area loom with the threat of major flooding further east near the Texas-Louisiana line. Two explosions, meanwhile, rocked a flooded chemical plant near Houston.

2. HARVEY STRAINING TWO TEXAS LEADERS

The hurricane's devastation is testing Houston Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner and Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, whose personal styles are as divergent as their politics.

3. AP: LOBBYIST IN TRUMP TOWER MEETING SPOKE TO GRAND JURY

A grand jury used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller heard secret testimony from a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a June 2016 meeting with Trump's eldest son, the AP learns.

4. HOW SYRIANS ARE ADAPTING TO EXILE IN JORDAN

Zaatari's 80,000 residents try to cope by making the most of their tough situation and one man teaches art as a way of helping children cope with the trauma of war.

5. AP: CHINA ACCUSES OUTSPOKEN TYCOON OF RAPE

The ruling Communist Party is intensifying efforts to repatriate one of its most wanted exiles ahead of a pivotal leadership conference, accusing U.S.-based billionaire Guo Wengui of sexual assault.

6. JUDGE BLOCKS TEXAS' 'SANCTUARY CITIES' LAW

The legislation would have let police officers ask people during routine stops whether they're in the U.S. legally and threatened sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

7. HEY, DON'T TOUCH MY DEDUCTION

To slash taxes, Trump and congressional Republicans say they'll curb expensive deductions and credits to allow more revenue to flow to the government — a move likely to meet resistance.

8. 'I THINK SHE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE'

Admirers of Princess Diana place floral tributes, photos, candles and personal messages at the gates of Kensington Palace on the 20th anniversary of her death.

9. IN VERMONT, IT'S NO LAUGHING MATTER

Nitrous oxide — yes, laughing gas — is starting to turn up again in ambulances in some rural areas where medical workers with clearance to provide more traditional painkillers often aren't on board.

10. COLLEGE FOOTBALL OWNS LABOR DAY WEEKEND

A five-day football holiday, Week 1 features an unprecedented opener between No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Florida State.

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