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10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. WHY ‘LOCAL’ FISH ISN’T ALWAYS LOCAL

An Associated Press investigation finds that a leading sustainable seafood distributor who promised wild-caught, domestic fish has been duping chefs across the U.S.

2. TRUMP ON NORTH KOREA CLAIM RAISES EYEBROWS

President Donald Trump declared that his summit with Kim Jong Un ended any nuclear threat, though the meeting produced no details on how or when weapons might be eliminated or reduced.

3. COMCAST CHALLENGES DISNEY WITH $65B BID FOR FOX

Comcast’s bid for Fox’s entertainment business sets up a bid battle with Disney, and comes just after a federal judge cleared AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner.

4. WHAT REPUBLICANS LEARNED FROM SOUTH CAROLINA’S PRIMARY

Don’t cross President Donald Trump. That’s the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford’s surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election.

5. WORKER PROTECTIONS COULD BE AT RISK IN TRUMP HEALTH CARE SHIFT

The Trump administration’s latest move against “Obamacare” could jeopardize protections on pre-existing conditions for millions, particularly workers in small businesses, say experts.

6. HOW FAST ANTARCTICA’S ICE SHEET IS MELTING

The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, about three times faster than before, an international team of ice experts said in a new study.

7. POLICE INVESTIGATE ELDER ABUSE OF MARVEL COMICS’ STAN LEE

Los Angeles police are investigating reports that a man acting as Lee’s business manager and adviser had been abusing him.

8. WHY NASA ROVER HAS GONE SILENT

NASA’s seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun.

9. WHERE A SAUDI-LED ASSAULT COULD BRING A HUMANITARIAN DISASTER

The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s exiled government launched a fierce assault on a crucial port city that is the main entry point for food in a country teetering on the brink of famine.

10. WHICH STATE WILL VOTE ON SPLITTING IN 3

A ballot issue this November asks Californians if the state should split into three separate states, but if it passes, there are significant hurdles.

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