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10 Things to Know for Friday

Created: 09/11/2014 7:21 PM
By: The Associated Press

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

1. WHO'S RALLYING AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS

Nearly 40 nations have agreed to contribute to what U.S. Secretary of State Kerry says will be a worldwide fight to defeat the group.

2. 9/11 ANNIVERSARY PLAYS OUT AGAINST TROUBLING BACKDROP

The annual commemoration comes just hours after Obama authorized stepped-up airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.

3. WHY PISTORIUS WILL AVOID SEVEREST PENALTY FOR KILLING GIRLFRIEND

The judge says prosecutors at his trial failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the world-famous athlete committed premeditated murder.

4. DEPORTATIONS FALL SHARPLY

The decline comes as the Obama administration focuses its deportation efforts on criminal immigrants or those who pose a threat to national security or public safety.

5. HOW TV NETWORKS ARE SCALING BACK COVERAGE OF RAY RICE

Following pushback from domestic violence groups, several networks are calling a halt to disturbing video showing the football player striking his fiancee.

6. AID WORKER GIVEN BLOOD FROM FELLOW AMERICAN WHO SURVIVED EBOLA

Dr. Rick Sacra is said to be responding well to the aggressive treatment, which also includes an experimental drug.

7. DOCUMENTS SHOW GOVERNMENT TOOK HARD LINE IN EXPANDING SPY PROGRAM

The Bush administration threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day unless it turned over online information.

8. UN PEACEKEEPERS FREED

The 45 Fijian peacekeepers are reported in good condition after their release by al-Qaida-linked Syrian militants who captured them two weeks ago.

9. SCIENTISTS UNVEIL MODEL OF FEARSOME, 50-FOOT DINOSAUR

The predator — a cross between the scary creatures of "Jurassic Park" and the shark from "Jaws" — is the only known dinosaur to live much of its life in the water.

10. US SENATE RIVALS SURVIVE TV REALITY SHOW

The two freshman senators — one Democrat, one Republican — say cooperation was key in getting them through the week they spent marooned on a remote island.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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