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10 things to know, Monday, Aug. 6


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

1. More than 90 dead after quake rocks Indonesian tourist island

Rescuers still haven't reached some devastated parts of Lombok after a powerful temblor flattened houses and toppled bridges.

2. Trump appears to change story on Trump Tower meeting

Calling it “totally legal,” the president tweeted that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer in 2016 to collect information about Hillary Clinton.

3. 'Right-hand man’ set to testify

Rick Gates, who cut a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's team, will take the stand in the financial fraud trial of his former boss and mentor, Paul Manafort.

4. Venezuela hunts for assassination suspects

Investigators raid hotels and seize vehicles while grilling six suspects for details of the drone plot on President Nicolas Maduro's life.

5. GOP seemingly giving Kavanaugh free pass

The Supreme Court nominee is breezing past questions over his views on executive power and his approach to gay marriage, abortion and other legal issues.

6. U.S. allies paying al-Qaida to go away

The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has cut secret deals with al-Qaida fighters, paying some to leave key areas and letting others retreat with weapons, equipment and looted cash, AP learns.

7. Saudis order Canadian envoy to leave country

Ambassador Dennis Horak is being expelled from the ultraconservative kingdom after his nation criticized the recent arrest of women's rights activists.

8. Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing

The virtual reality experience recreates the sights and sounds before, during and after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city 73 years ago.

9. How Oregon is reacting to protest aftermath

Portland police are accused of being heavy-handed against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators, prompting the city to review the officers’ use of force.

10. 'Facts of Life’ star Charlotte Rae dies

The actress who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life” was 92.

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