10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Jul 06, 2016 8:21 AM
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. HEAD OF BRITAIN'S IRAQ WAR INQUIRY RELEASES DAMNING REPORT

Retired civil servant John Chilcot says the 2003 U.S.-led invasion was mounted on flawed U.K. intelligence, executed with "wholly inadequate" planning and ended "a long way from success."

2. 'BLADE RUNNER' GETS SIX YEARS FOR MURDER

Oscar Pistorius' new sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is far less than the 15-year jail term he could have faced.

3. CHARACTER QUESTIONS LIKELY TO PERSIST FOR HILLARY CLINTON

The FBI may have spared the presidential candidate the worst in its investigation into her email use as secretary of state, but criticism of her judgment and trustworthiness will likely vex her up to Election Day.

4. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP PRESSURED AFTER ANKARA TIGHTENS JIHADI HIGHWAY

Documents obtained by The AP show at least 4,000 foreign recruits for IS traveled through Turkey into Syria between late 2013 and the end of 2014.

5. ONE OF THE BLOODIEST RAMADANS IN MEMORY HANGS OVER EID

The diverse, high profile targets appear to confirm what many experts have long feared: The Islamic State group will metastasize far beyond its shrinking caliphate.

6. WHY CONGRESS IS ON COLLISION COURSE

Lawmakers seem just as destined for an election-season clash over guns as they did before a Democratic sit-in on the chamber's floor two weeks ago.

7. WHERE PUFFING IS UNDER THREAT

North Korea, one of the last bastions of free, unhindered smoking, is now officially trying to get its people to kick the habit.

8. WHO HAILS SADDAM HUSSEIN

Donald Trump praises the former Iraqi president's ruthlessness when it came to rooting out extremists.

9. LIONEL MESSI GIVEN 21 MONTHS FOR TAX FRAUD

A court finds both the Barcelona star and his father guilty of three counts of defrauding the tax department to the tune of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million).

10. CALL IT A COMEBACK

Brock Lesnar is firing up the Brocktagon one more time in Las Vegas in the comeback of the UFC season.