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10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. IRAN, ISRAEL TRADE AIRSTRIKES

The scope of the tit-for-tat attacks in Syria and the Golan Heights raises the specter of a full-fledged war between Iran and Israel in Syria.

2. SITE, DATE SET FOR SUMMIT

Trump announces he will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for highly anticipated talks in Singapore on June 12.

3. TRUMP TO ADDRESS DRUG COSTS

The president is poised to give his first speech on lowering drug prices after more than a year of promises to bring down the prices Americans pay for prescriptions.

4. INDEPENDENTS ALTERING POLITICAL PICTURE

More than a quarter of California voters aren’t registered in a political party, making them the fastest growing share of voters in the state.

5. TROVE OF ADS UNVEILED

Democrats on the House intelligence committee release more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency.

6. WHY DEALERS COULD RUN SHORT OF VEHICLES

A fire that damaged a Michigan auto parts supply factory is causing production problems at Ford, Fiat Chrysler, BMW and General Motors.

7. HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S ESTRANGED WIFE SPEAKS OUT

Georgina Chapman, giving her first interview since the scandal erupted, says she never knew about her husband’s alleged sexual misconduct.

8. WHO’S PITCHING MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say they’ve recently recommended medical pot to patients.

9. CELTICS VS. CAVS IS MATCHUP FEW EXPECTED

For long stretches this season, it seemed nearly impossible that Boston and Cleveland would reach the Eastern Conference finals.

10. HOW SPOTIFY IS PENALIZING R. KELLY

The streaming service removes the R&B superstar’s music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct.

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