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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thursday - 6/27/2013, 9:18pm  ET

Vincent Pastore arrives at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine during funeral services actor James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York. Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano in the HBO show "The Sopranos", died while vacationing in Italy last week. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Associated Press

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

1. WHAT'S NEXT IN IMMIGRATION STRUGGLE

With Senate passage of wide-ranging legislation, attention turns to the GOP-led House -- where the bill's prospects are highly uncertain.

2. BOSTON MARATHON SUSPECT INDICTED

The charges provide a wealth of detail on the brothers' alleged involvement with Islamic extremism.

3. WHY SNOWDEN HASN'T LEFT RUSSIA

Some analysts believe the Ecuadorean government is divided on whether to grant him asylum.

4. PENDULUM SWINGING IN EGYPT

After a year of Morsi's presidency, religious fundamentalism doesn't seem to be the political selling point it once was.

5. WHO'S BALKING AT OBAMA'S CALL FOR GAY RIGHTS

As the president arrives in Africa, Senegal's leader says his country "still isn't ready" to decriminalize homosexuality.

6. A LESSON IN NUTRITION

Battling junk food, the Ag Department for the first time is telling schools what sorts of snacks they can sell.

7. HOW A SENATE DELAY WILL IMPACT STUDENTS

Rates on student loans will double Monday because so far senators haven't been able to reach a compromise to avert the hike.

8. IN GRAND STYLE, JAMES GANDOLFINI EULOGIZED

At his funeral in New York City at one of the world's largest churches, the actor is remembered as someone who "kept his heart open in his life and in his work."

9. ONE DAY, TWO FELONY ARRESTS

The arrests of Aaron Hernandez and Browns rookie Ausar Walcott highlight the NFL's ongoing problem of players landing at the center of criminal cases.

10. UNLV FRESHMAN ANTHONY BENNETT NO. 1 NBA PICK

Cleveland passes on big men Nerlens Noel and Alex Len in favor of the Mountain West Conference player of the year.


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