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Aug 28, 6:14 AM EDT

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. PICTURE EMERGING OF GUNMAN'S TROUBLED PAST

The perpetrator of the on-air shooting in Virginia had a long history of confronting and bullying co-workers at a succession of television and customer-service jobs.

2. RESCUERS SUMMONED TO LATEST MIGRANT DISASTER

Survivors are brought to shore, but an estimated 200 people are still missing and feared dead off the Libyan coast, authorities say.

3. WHY GLOBAL REACTION TO CHINESE STOCK PLUNGE MAY HAVE BEEN OVERBLOWN

Chinese stock markets appear to have little connection to the rest of the government-dominated economy, experts say.

4. OBAMA LAUDS NEW ORLEANS' RESILIENCE

The city is held out by the president as an example of renewal 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

5. WHICH ISLAND IS LATEST TARGET OF TROPICAL STORM

Erika lashes Puerto Rico after killing several people and causing flooding in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.

6. KIM JONG UN OUSTS TOP OFFICIALS

The dismissals suggest the young North Korean leader holds the functionaries responsible for allowing a recent standoff with South Korea to nearly spin out of control.

7. HOW HILLARY CLINTON IS TRYING TO DISCOURAGE JOE BIDEN

She has rolled out a string of high-profile endorsements and scheduled an onslaught of fundraisers across the country in an effort to throw cold water on a possible Biden bid.

8. SURVIVOR WHO LOST 21 RELATIVES TO EBOLA FINDS HOPE

Victoria Yillia, the first person to survive the disease in Sierra Leone, gives birth to a healthy son.

9. WHAT MILESTONE FACEBOOK REACHED

For the first time, a billion people used the social network on a single day.

10. LITTLE LEAGUE TITLE MATCHUPS SET

Texas will meet Pennsylvania in the U.S. championship game, while Mexico takes on Japan in the international bracket.

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