10 Things to Know for Friday

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. EGYPT'S PRESIDENT DIGS IN HIS HEELS
Morsi takes an uncompromising stand in a nationally televised address, while protesters plan another big rally Friday in Tahrir Square. 2. ELECTION DIDN'T COME CHEAP Finance reports show that the U.S. presidential campaign cost more than $2 billion — a spending record. 3. MAKING MARIJUANA LEGAL MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE EASY PART Now Washington state faces a raft of tough questions — how to create a legal-weed market, how to keep the drug away from teens. 4. HOW ASSAD IS MAINTAINING HIS GRIP ON DAMASCUS A massive security clampdown includes a big increase in checkpoints and blast walls, and the deployment of army tanks. 5. MICHIGAN PUTS RIGHT-TO-WORK MEASURES ON FAST TRACK Within hours, the House and Senate approve bills to ban private unions from requiring nonunion employees to pay fees. 6. WHY FIGHT OVER WATER FROM THE MISSOURI RIVER IS RAGING ANEW Severe drought brings a return of the age-old conflict among competing needs: navigation, irrigation, recreation. 7. MORMON LEADERS SIGNAL A SOFTENING ON HOMOSEXUALITY Same-sex attraction "should not be viewed as a disease or illness," the church says. 8. WHAT LEADER'S LANDMARK VISIT TO GAZA MEANS FOR HAMAS Khaled Mashaal's trip signals that the Islamic militant group — branded a terror organization by Israel — is gaining acceptance in the region. 9. HIS MISSION: MAKING SURE PEARL HARBOR'S DEAD AREN'T FORGOTTEN Ray Emory, a survivor of the WWII attack, could not accept that thousands of Americans had been buried without being identified. 10. YOUNGEST BALDWIN BROTHER FACING A $350,000 BILL Actor Stephen Baldwin pleads not guilty to charges that he failed to file New York state income tax returns.


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