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Aug 4, 9:10 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. GOP DEBATE STAGE DRAMA

Seven of the 17 Republican presidential candidates will be left out in the cold when Fox News announces which of them can participate in the first formal debate of the 2016 primary season.

2. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE JUMPS CONTAINMENT LINE

The fire's rapid growth - at one point spreading across 31 square miles of terrain in five hours - catches firefighters off guard and shocks residents.

3. ISRAEL ARRESTS MAN AFTER WEST BANK ARSON THAT KILLED TODDLER

The Israeli Shin Bet security agency is interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group seeking to bring about religious "redemption" through attacks on Christian religious sites and Palestinian homes.

4. FIRE SALE ON STUFF THAT BURNS

Prices for coal, natural gas, oil and the fuels made from crude are all far less expensive than they have been in recent years, making consumers happy, but hitting energy shareholders hard.

5. WHERE RUSSIA IS TRYING TO STAKE A CLAIM

Moscow has resubmitted a bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, hoping to assert its control over potentially rich oil and gas reserves.

6. MISSION AT HIROSHIMA'S DOME

One survivor of the U.S. nuclear attack finds it hard to return to the site, while a graduate student devoted to recovering every bit of debris finds it hard to turn away.

7. WHY IRAQ DIGITIZES NATIONAL LIBRARY

As the Islamic State group destroys priceless Iraqi artifacts, a digitization project is underway at the Baghdad National Library to safeguard a millennia worth of history.

8. OFFICIALS PUZZLED OVER KILLED JUMPERS IN YOSEMITE

Investigators rule the deaths of two wingsuit fliers earlier this year in California as accidental, but the reasons why they died remain a mystery.

9. HOW TO REV UP GREEK ECONOMY

The experts advise to focus on the basics: Have a steady government, simplify the rules of business, and zoom in on existing sectors, like tourism and agriculture.

10. 2 MISSING SPECIAL OLYMPICS COMPETITORS FOUND SAFE

It remains unclear what happened to the two while they were gone.

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