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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. 'DAY OF RAGE' IN EGYPT

The Muslim Brotherhood pushed for nationwide marches to denounce this week's bloodshed that left over 600 dead and broke up two major protest camps. CLICK HERE

2. QUAKES SHAKE CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND

Strong earthquakes shook central New Zealand on Friday, damaging homes and roads. CLICK HERE

3. REPORT CITES THOUSANDS OF TIMES NSA BROKE THE LAW

The Washington Post says the agency conducted unauthorized surveillance of foreign intelligence targets in the U.S., citing documents it received from leaker Edward Snowden. CLICK HERE

4. LETTERS FROM TEEN AT SUSPECT'S HOME

Hannah Anderson appeared publicly at a California restaurant since she was freed as court papers reported discoveries of letters to DiMaggio and an incendiary device. CLICK HERE

5. 3 BODIES FOUND ON INDIAN SUB

The bodies were badly burned, and Indian officials said the 15 other sailors who had been trapped inside the sub when it exploded are likely dead. CLICK HERE

6. BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER DEADLY TWISTER

Students at two Oklahoma schools battered by the tornado three months ago are apprehensively returning to class in new buildings. CLICK HERE

7. WHERE THE MOST OBESE PEOPLE ARE

Louisiana and Mississippi headed the top of a CDC study. At least 30 percent of adults are obese in 13 states from Michigan to Alabama. CLICK HERE

8. AREA 51 IS OUT THERE

The CIA recently acknowledged the existence of the Nevada facility where the government tests intelligence tools and weapons. CLICK HERE

9. SIMMONS APOLOGIZES FOR PARODY VIDEO OF HARRIET TUBMAN

The clip on Simmons' YouTube channel featured an actress playing the escaped slave having sex with her white slave master. CLICK HERE

10. RUSSIAN ATHLETE BACKTRACKS ON ANTIGAY COMMENTS

Pole vault gold medalist Yelena Isinbayeva says she was misunderstood when she made comments condemning homosexuality at the world championships. CLICK HERE

The Journal Gazette contributed to this report.

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