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10 things to know, Friday, July 26


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

1. What will test Democrats in 2020

The upcoming presidential campaign will determine whether they can ever again rely on the multiracial coalition that helped propel Barack Obama to the White House twice.

2. Capital punishment issue a weakness for Democrats

Now that the U.S. government has reinstated the death penalty, the party is more unified in its opposition to it — but a majority of Americans continue to support it.

3. Why North Korea conducted missile launches

Pyongyang says the test of a new tactical guided weapon was meant as a warning about rival South Korea's weapons development and plans to hold military exercises with the U.S.

4. Twitter or YouTube not a click away in Iran

Iranians manage to surf the web despite a tide of censorship, with popular social media sites blocked by the government and other platforms off limits because of U.S. sanctions.

5. Who is reporting more harassment online

There's a rise in cyberbullying nationwide, with three times as many girls reporting being harassed online or by text message than boys.

6. Many in Ebola outbreak opt for no care

The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is again ravaging the city of Beni as many of the sick are staying away from treatment centers and dying at home.

7. Where they’re proud of a native son

A village in central Turkey where Boris Johnson can trace his Turkish ancestry to is abuzz with excitement and pride over his political rise in the U.K.

8. Forgotten victims before ‘Red Summer’

Historians say from 1910 to 1920, some 5,000 people of Mexican descent were killed or vanished without a trace in the U.S.

9. 'A Very Brady Renovation’

Six cast members of “The Brady Bunch” reunite for a home renovation project of the Los Angeles house that was used for exterior shots of the TV sitcom.

10. Pan-American Games spotlight inequality in Peru

Residents of shanty town in Lima have seen a multi-million dollar arena go up while their needs for drainage, roads and drinking water go largely unmet.

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