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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

August 16, 2017

In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 and provided by IFRC, Red Cross volunteers remove bodies from the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. The Red Cross estimates that 600 people are still missing as the death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital is certain to rise. Authorities say more than 300 were killed in and around Freetown following heavy rains. Many victims were trapped under tons of mud as they slept. An official says the local mortuary is "overwhelmed with corpses." (IFRC via AP)

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

1. TRUMP INSISTS ‘BOTH SIDES’ TO BLAME FOR VIOLENCE THAT KILLED ANTI-RACISM PROTESTER

He appeared to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them, drawing swift rebukes from some fellow Republicans.

2. AFL-CIO LEADER IS LATEST TO WITHDRAW FROM WHITE HOUSE JOBS PANEL

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said he could not “sit on a council for a president who tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism.”

3. WHITE NATIONALISTS HEARTENED BY TRUMP’S MOST RECENT REMARKS

Former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke praised him for condemning “leftist terrorists” protesting the white supremacists at the Charlottesville rally.

4. WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO THE INSURED IF GOVERNMENT STOPS ‘OBAMACARE’ SUBSIDIES TO INSURERS

The Congressional Budget Office says ending the Affordable Care Act’s “cost-sharing” payments could send premiums skyrocketing and add $194B to federal deficits over a decade.

5. INDIGENOUS RESIDENTS OF GUAM WEARY OF POSSIBILITY FOR YET ANOTHER CONFLICT

North Korea’s threatened missile attack comes after the island endured bloody battles between the US and Japan during WWII and a steadily escalating US military presence since then.

6. DEATH TOLL EXPECTED TO RISE AFTER LANDSLIDES, FLOODING IN SIERRA LEONE

About 300 bodies have been recovered from the mud and debris, but another 600 are missing, with survivors still in shock.

7. WHY ATTORNEYS FOR MISSOURI DEATH ROW INMATE SAY HE SHOULD NOT BE EXECUTED

Lawyers for Marcellus Williams say DNA evidence found on the murder weapon does not match him, but prosecutors say there’s enough other evidence to support his guilt.

8. ELVIS FANS ALL SHOOK UP OVER NEW FEE FOR 40th ANNIVERSARY VIGIL AT GRACELAND

The candlelight procession past his grave used to be free - but now visitors must buy a wristband to the Graceland complex for $28.75.

9. ‘I COULD SEE THE NAIL MOVING WITH MY HEARTBEAT’

Doctors say a Wisconsin man came close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart with a nail gun.

10. TIGER WOODS’ TOXICOLOGY REPORT SHOWS DRUGS IN HIS SYSTEM AT TIME OF ARREST

The golf star had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers, and two sleep drugs in his system when police found him unconscious in his car in May.

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