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(July 10) Today's Top Headlines - The top 10 stories of the day

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1. EGYPT'S INTERIM PRESIDENT NAMES A PRIME MINISTER

Egypt's interim president, Adly Mansour, appointed a new prime minister — former finance minister Hazem el-Beblawi — and vice president — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei — on Tuesday. The move was swiftly rejected by leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood as meaningless, saying the government is illegitimate. The Brotherhood is calling for an uprising after soldiers killed more than 50 Islamists protesting the army's overthrow of the elected president, Mohamed Morsi. [Washington Post]

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2. TSARNAEV IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN COURT

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to appear in court for the first time on Wednesday. The 19-year-old made his initial appearance before authorities in the hospital where he was taken after being found bleeding and hiding in a boat stored next to a house in a suburb four days after the April 15 bombing, which killed three people and wounded more than 260. Space in the courtroom has been reserved for victims and their families. [Associated Press]

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3. SOUTH KOREA REVIEWS AIRLINE SAFETY AFTER ASIANA CRASH

South Korea has launched sweeping inspections of eight airlines in reaction to the weekend crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco. Asiana is one of South Korea's two biggest carriers. Safety officials in the country will also consider changing rules for training flights. U.S. investigators are focusing on the plane's automated landing system. [CNN, Los Angeles Times]

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4. ALLEGED ACCOMPLICE SAYS AARON HERNANDEZ FIRED FATAL SHOTS

An alleged accomplice of Aaron Hernandez says the former New England Patriots star admitted to a third man that he was the one who fired the shots that killed semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, a friend, in Massachusetts last month. The information was included in court documents released Tuesday. Hernandez has been charged with murder and several gun-related offenses. [ABC News]

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5. PAC PUSHING CLINTON 2016 BID HIRES OBAMA ALUMS

Ready for Hillary, the super PAC pushing for Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2016, has hired the team behind President Obama's grassroots network to build a field operation for a potential Clinton campaign. The partners in the firm, 270 Strategies, include Jeremy Bird, Obama's 2012 national field director, and Mitch Stewart, who steered the Obama campaign's operations in battleground states. [USA Today]

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6. TANKER TRAIN MIGHT HAVE BEEN TAMPERED WITH BEFORE QUEBEC CRASH

Canadian railway officials said Tuesday that someone might have tampered with the brakes of an oil-tanker train that derailed on Saturday, triggering an explosion and massive fire that killed at least 15 people in the small Quebec town of Lac-Megantic. Another 40 people remain missing, and the death toll is expected to rise. The tanker cars rolled downhill into Lac-Megantic from Nantes, about eight miles away, an hour after firefighters had put out a fire onboard the train. [UPI]

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7. ABORTION RESTRICTIONS MOVE FORWARD IN TEXAS HOUSE

The Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and imposing tougher standards on abortion clinics. The measure faces a final House vote before heading to the state Senate. Republican Gov. Rick Perry called a new special session so lawmakers could pass the restrictions, some of the toughest in the nation, after Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis ran out the clock in the last session with an 11-hour filibuster. [Reuters]

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8. KOREAS RESUME TALKS ON REOPENING JOINT INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

North and South Korea began talks Wednesday on resuming operations at their jointly run Kaesong industrial zone. Pyongyang shut down the complex three months ago as tensions rose over its recent nuclear and missile tests, and the international sanctions that followed. After earlier talks were aborted, the rival neighbors agreed in principle to reopen the factory zone, a move that is considered a key symbol of reconciliation. [Agence France Presse]

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9. OFFICIALS URGE PEACEFUL REACTION TO ZIMMERMAN VERDICT

Florida authorities this week released a public service video urging calm when the verdict is announced in George Zimmerman's racially tinged murder trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, black teenager. Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense. His lawyers are expected to wrap up their case as early as Wednesday. When the verdict comes, the Broward County Sheriff's Office video says, people have a right to protest, but not to resort to violence. [CNN]

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10. HASSELBECK LEAVES THE VIEW FOR FOX NEWS

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the conservative co-host of The View, is leaving the ABC talk show to take a job at Fox News. Starting in mid-September, Hasselbeck will join Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade as a co-host of the popular morning show Fox & Friends. She'll replace Gretchen Carlson, who will jump to a one-hour daytime program. Hasselbeck's last day on The View, which she joined in 2003, is scheduled for Wednesday. "We will miss her," co-host Barbara Walters said. [Entertainment Weekly]

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