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10 Things to Know for Thursday

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    Argentina's Marcos Rojo celebrates after Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie after extra time to advance to the finals during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
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    Palestinians carry bodies of seven people killed in a strike during their funeral in Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing over a dozen of people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching. Hamas official Musheer al-Masri said Israel had “crossed all the red lines” and warned that Hamas would strike back fiercely.
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    President Barack Obama, right, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry shake hands as Obama arrives in Dallas where they will attend a meeting about the border and immigration together, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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

1. BORDER TURMOIL DEEMED 'DIFFICULT, DISTRESSING'

U.S. officials acknowledge being overwhelmed by tens of thousands of children fleeing drug violence in Central America and lured to America by rumors they can stay.

2. NEW THEORY EMERGES ON BENGHAZI

U.S. military commanders suggest perpetrators of a second assault on a CIA complex were probably different from those who attacked the American diplomatic mission the night before, the AP learns.

3. ISRAEL STEPS UP OFFENSIVE AS DIPLOMACY KICKS OFF

Egypt and U.S. Secretary of State Kerry intervene and U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon warns of a "deteriorating situation" as violence persists between Israel and the Palestinians.

4. IRAQI LEADER ACCUSES KURDS OF AIDING EXTREMISTS

Prime Minister al-Maliki alleges the Kurdish self-rule region is harboring Sunni militants who have overrun much of the country, an accusation Kurds call "baseless."

5. HOW GOLDEN STATE PLANS TO DEAL WITH HISTORIC DROUGHT

Californians will face the threat of $500-a-day fines for wasting water on lawns, cars, sidewalks and decorative fountains if the state water board approves tougher rules.

6. SAGA OF EX-NEW ORLEANS MAYOR ENDS

The tumultuous odyssey of Ray Nagin comes to a close with a federal judge sentencing him to 10 years in prison for corruption.

7. BASEBALL TEAM FOUND CULPABLE IN FAN BEATING

A jury awards a San Francisco Giants fan $18 million in damages, of which $15 million must be paid by the Los Angeles Dodgers for not providing adequate security.

8. WHAT JUSTIN BIEBER GOT IN EGG-THROWING CASE

The pop singer is ordered to pay $80,900 in damages and serve two years on probation after pleading no contest for the January incident in California.

9. SURVEY: RAPES NOT INVESTIGATED AT 2 IN 5 COLLEGES

A lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults is cited as a reason.

10. WHO'LL PLAY GERMANY FOR SOCCER TITLE

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saves two penalty kicks to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands.

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