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10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press
Posted 6:08AM on Friday 21st July 2017 ( 1 day ago )

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

1. WHITE HOUSE INVESTIGATING THE INVESTIGATORS

Pushing back against a probe that refuses to go away, Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team.

2. PAROLE BOARD SIDES WITH OJ SIMPSON

Barring any last-minute snafus, the ex-NFL great will walk out of prison a free man in about three months.

3. NEW REALITY SETTLING OVER CAPITOL HILL

The Republican effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare, which has consumed the first six months of the Trump administration, may never yield results.

4. 'THERE WAS BANGING. THERE WAS SHAKING'

A powerful earthquake strikes the Greek island of Kos, killing at least two people and injuring scores more.

5. WHICH DIVIDED CITY IS ON BRINK OF MORE VIOLENCE

Israel is banning Muslim men under age 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine ahead of expected Palestinian protests over the installation of metal detectors at the holy site.

6. COPS TOPPLE ONLINE DRUG MARKETS

A global police operation takes down two illicit online drug bazaars — one with fanfare, the other quietly — in an innovative plan designed to sow uncertainty among buyers and sellers.

7. WHAT'S PUZZLING ASIA WATCHERS

North Korea's stony silence to South Korea's offer for rare talks raises a host of questions.

8. AT ZION, TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING

The sweeping red-rock vistas of Utah's Zion National Park are increasingly filled with a bumper crop of visitors, and now managers are weighing an unusual step: Requiring tourists to make reservations.

9. LINKIN PARK FRONTMAN AN APPARENT SUICIDE

The death of singer Chester Bennington mirrors that of fellow rocker and close friend Chris Cornell, who killed himself in May.

10. WHO'S QUITTING TOP FOOTBALL JOB

Hugh Freeze's departure as head coach at Mississippi comes after university officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that started with the school's investigation into a call to an escort service.

In this Nov. 2016, photo provided by Zion National Park, people line up at Zion National Park, in Utah. The sweeping red-rock vistas at Zion National Park are increasingly filled with a bumper crop of visitors, and now park managers are weighing an unusual step to stem the tide: : Requiring tourists to make RSVPs to get in. (Zion National Park via AP)
A crack sits in the facade of a church after an earthquake in Kos on the island of Kos, Greece Friday, July 21, 2017. Greek authorities said two tourists killed in the overnight quake are from Turkey and Sweden.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Nevada parole commissioner Adam Endel wears a Kansas City Chiefs tie while listening to testimony from former NFL football star O.J. Simpson, who is appearing by video conference, during Simpson's parole hearing in Carson City, Nev., Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star. (Brad Coman/Nevada Appeal via AP, Pool)

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