10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. MUELLER TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AT RUSSIA PROBE HEARINGS
The back-to-back Capitol Hill appearances promise the extraordinary spectacle of the former special counsel discussing a criminal investigation he conducted into a sitting U.S. president.
2. BORIS JOHNSON FACES A DEEPLY DIVIDED COUNTRY
Britain’s next prime minister will have just over three months to make good on his promise to lead the U.K. out of the EU and to win over the many Britons opposed to Brexit and resistant to his blustering charms.
3. FEDS PUT BIG TECH UNDER ANTITRUST MICROSCOPE
The Justice Department opens a probe of companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon to determine whether they’ve hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.
4. AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTERS SAY THEY WON’T FORGET TRUMP’S RACIST TWEETS
Speaking ahead of the annual NAACP convention in Detroit, they say they are as motivated as some of the president’s supporters — but in opposition to his reelection.
5. JUDGE TEMPORARILY BLOCKS NEW ARKANSAS ANTI-ABORTION LAWS
Some of the measures would have prohibited abortion after 18 weeks and required doctors to be board-certified or board-eligible in obstetrics and gynecology.
6. ‘RED SUMMER’ ESPECIALLY DEADLY IN CHICAGO
It’s been 100 years since the race riots that followed the death of 17-year-old Eugene Williams, and the terror of those days still reverberates in the city where segregation and other issues still persist.
7. BRITISH VESSEL TRANSITS STRAIT WHERE IRAN SEIZED TANKER
A large British-flagged vessel navigates the Strait of Hormuz and arrives at a Qatari port, the first such passage made by a British ship of its size since Iran seized a U.K.-flagged tanker last week.
8. MIRED IN POVERTY, AFGHANS BRING THEIR CHILDREN TO WORK
Despite billions of dollars in international aid, signs of hardship are everywhere, from children begging in the streets to entire families working at brick kilns in the sweltering heat.
9. WHY CONGO IS STRUGGLING IN EBOLA FIGHT
Deep distrust and misinformation is undermining efforts in the African nation to curb the outbreak that has killed more than 1,700 people in less than a year.
10. ‘GREAT HACK’ EXPLORES FACEBOOK SCANDAL
The new documentary, however, doesn’t prove the filmmakers’ claims that the ill-gotten Cambridge Analytica data helped elect Donald Trump.