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10 Things to Know for Today


May 14, 2015 5:47PM (UTC)

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

1. SAFETY TECHNOLOGY MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED AMTRAK CRASH

"We feel that had such a system been installed in this section of track, this accident would not have occurred," says National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt.

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2. WHO CLAIMS ATTACK ON KABUL GUESTHOUSE THAT KILLED 14

The Taliban spokesman in an email distributed to media says the group targeted the hotel because of the presence of foreigners, including Americans there.

3. WHY OBAMA CONVENES CAMP DAVID SUMMIT WITH GULF ARAB LEADERS

He is seeking to reassure key allies that U.S. overtures to Iran will not come at the expense of commitments to their security.

4. SAUDI-LED COALITION BOMBS TRUCK IN YEMEN, KILLING NINE

Yemeni officials say a helicopter gunship attacked the vehicle in a stronghold of the Iran-backed rebels.

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5. WHAT LEADS TO RISING MIGRANT DEATHS ON HIGH SEAS

There is no single reason for the soaring numbers of those trying to reach Europe, but rather a chain of factors including more ruthless smugglers and the end of a major rescue mission.

6. MONTHLY AVERAGE OF UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FALLS TO 15-YEAR LOW

The number fell to 264,000 last week, evidence that Americans are enjoying solid job security.

7. IN WISCONSIN CAPITAL CITY, POLICE PROTESTS STAY PEACEFUL

Existing relationships, local traditions and cooler heads help demonstrators in Madison avoid violence seen in Ferguson and Baltimore — at least so far.

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8. CHINESE E-COMMERCE GIANT SELLS TRUST

Billionaire Richard Liu says the success of his JD.com site rests on a powerful selling point: allowing only genuine merchandize in a land of fakes.

9. TEHRAN BILLBOARDS SHOWCASE FAMOUS ARTWORKS

The 10-day project shows "Iranians are art lovers, too," says Tehran businessman Ehsun Fathipour.

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10. JOHNNY DEPP'S DOGS FACE DEATH IN AUSTRALIA

Australian quarantine authorities order the actor to fly his Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo out of the country by Saturday or they will be put down.


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