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10 things to know, Thursday, July 18


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

1. Trump attacks lawmakers again in North Carolina

He turns a campaign rally into a dissection of four Democratic congresswomen of color, deriding their liberal views and repeating that they leave the country, prompting the crowd to chant “Send her back!”

2. What Trump is leaning on to win in 2020

The president places racial animus at the center of his reelection campaign, and even some of his critics believe it could deliver him a second term.

3. 'You die!’

A man burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto, Japan, and set it on fire, killing 13 people and leaving more than 10 others presumed dead.

4. Migrants waiting in Mexican border town fearful

The situation for asylum seekers and migrants is precarious in Nuevo Laredo, where organized crime is dominant and the U.S. government tells its own employees not to go.

5. Where some in Iran are turning

Iranians feeling the squeeze from U.S. sanctions targeting its ailing economy are increasingly employing such digital currencies as Bitcoin to make money.

6. AG Barr, Commerce chief Ross held in contempt

The House holds both in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

7. Hawaii expands power to block telescope protesters

But that didn't deter a swelling group of protesters trying to stop construction of a telescope they've spent years trying to keep off a mountain sacred to some Native Hawaiians.

8. China launching new stock market

Trading starts next week in Shanghai on STAR Market for high-tech companies that play a key role in official development plans that are straining relations with Washington.

9. 'It: Chapter Two’ cast talks intense shoot at Comic-Con

“It: Chapter Two” is not taking it easy on the grown losers’ club if the new trailer is any indication, and the shoot itself doesn't sound much calmer than battling a demonic clown either.

10. Rory McIlroy off to rough start at British Open

The four-time major champion carded a quadruple-bogey 8 on the first hole at Royal Portrush as the Open Championship returned to Irish soil for the first time in 68 years.

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