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July 16, 2013

10 things you need to know for Today

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

1. SENATE SHOWDOWN ON FILIBUSTERS LOOMS.

Several votes were set today on whether to allow simple-majority votes to confirm presidential nominees, after senators met overnight trying to hash out a deal.

2. A BLOW TO MEXICO’S MOST FEARED DRUG CARTEL.

Zetas gang leader Miguel Angel Trevino was captured by Mexican marines who intercepted a pickup truck with $2 million in cash in it.

3. A.G. CALLS MARTIN’S SHOOTING ’UNNECESSARY’

Eric Holder is speaking again about the acquittal of an ex-neighborhood watch man in the teen’s death while an investigation into possible civil rights charges could take months.

4. JUROR: ZIMMERMAN JURY WAS INITIALLY SPLIT.

The woman known as Juror B37 tells CNN that three out of six had favored conviction, but changed their minds. The juror has since dropped an idea to write a book.

5. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON A BUDGET.

The AP’s polling director Jennifer Agiesta reports that 32 percent of Americans track their income and expenses every month; 30 percent have long-term financial plans.

6. WHO SOUTH KOREA BLAMES FOR CYBERATTACKS.

An investigator’s report says North Korea shut down major websites on the Korean War’s 63rd anniversary, based on an analysis of codes and Internet addresses.

7. RUSSIA’S WAR GAMES.

President Vladimir Putin watched the biggest military maneuvers since Soviet times, involving 160,000 troops, on a Pacific island.

8. JODI ARIAS BACK IN COURT.

Her lawyers want to throw out a jury’s finding that made her eligible for the death penalty for shooting and stabbing her on-again, off-again boyfriend.

9. WATERGATE FIGURE DIES.

Leonard Garment, an adviser who urged President Richard Nixon not to destroy tapes of his conversations, was 89.

10 . ON DECK AT ALL-STAR GAME: YOUNG TALENT.

Mike Trout, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper are playing in tonight’s game, among a wave of skilled, youthful players changing the makeup of the Big Leagues.

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