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(July 30) Today's Top Headlines - The top 10 stories of the day

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1. MANNING VERDICT EXPECTED TODAY

A verdict has been reached in the trial of Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old Army private who released national security documents to WikiLeaks, and is expected to be announced Tuesday. In addition to aiding the enemy — a charge which could result in a sentence of life in prison — Manning faces charges of federal espionage, theft, and computer fraud for his role in the largest leak of classified material in American history. [CBS News]

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2. TALIBAN JAILBREAK FREES 248 PRISONERS IN PAKISTAN

Taliban militants freed 248 prisoners from a prison in northwest Pakistan early Tuesday. Militants armed with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, and bombs blasted down the walls of the jail in the town of Dera Ismail Khan and streamed inside. [BBC]

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3. NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR SIGNS RESTRICTIVE ABORTION BILL INTO LAW

Gov. Pat McCrory (R-N.C.) signed a restrictive anti-abortion bill into law on Monday. The legislation will eliminate abortion coverage for public employees and individuals who have insurance through federal health care law's public exchanges. It also will ban sex-selective abortions and impose additional regulations on abortion clinics. [Huffington Post]

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4. FBI CONDUCTS MASSIVE CHILD PROSTITUTION RAID

Authorities rescued 105 children forced into prostitution and arrested 150 suspected pimps and others in a three-day law-enforcement sweep in 76 U.S. cities, the FBI said Monday. The victims, almost all girls, ranged in age from 13 to 17. The campaign, known as Operation Cross Country, was conducted under the FBI's Innocence Lost initiative, which has resulted in the rescue of 2,700 children since 2003. [The Wall Street Journal]

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5. FLORIDA PROPANE PLANT EXPLOSION CAUSES DAMAGE BUT NO DEATHS

Equipment failure and human error likely caused propane tank cylinders to explode at a Blue Rhino refilling plant in central Florida late Monday. The blasts injured eight workers, but there have been no fatalities or missing employees reported. [CNN]

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6. WEINER DROPS TO FOURTH IN MAYORAL RACE POLL

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has plummeted to fourth place, with Christine Quinn taking the lead, according a new Quinnipiac University survey released Monday. Fifty-three percent of likely Democratic Primary voters said the former congressman should drop out, and only 40 percent said he should remain in the race. [Politico]

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7. FLOSSIE LEAVES HAWAII A MUCH WEAKER STORM

A weakened Tropical Depression Flossie is still bringing heavy rains, flooding, and winds around 40 mph as it exits Hawaii. Shorter and more scattered than anticipated, the storm caused widespread power outages and rolling thunder across Oahu. [ABC News]

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8. POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED VANDAL OF D.C. LANDMARKS

Officials have charged Tian Jiamel, whom they believe to be homeless, with one count of defacing property the same day that light green paint similar to the kind found on the Lincoln Memorial was found on an organ in Washington National Cathedral and on a statue next to the Smithsonian Castle. Jiamel was arrested near the Smithsonian on Monday. [The Washington Post]

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9. SCIENTISTS AIM TO LIMIT CANCER DIAGNOSES

A group from the National Cancer Institute recommended sweeping changes in cancer detection and treatment, including eliminating the word entirely from some common diagnoses. For example, a premalignant breast condition would be redefined to exclude the word carcinoma so that patients are less likely to seek potentially unneeded or harmful treatments. [The New York Times]

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10. BMW INTRODUCES NEW ELECTRIC CAR

BMW launched the all-new BMW i3, a lightweight, compact electric car for cities, on Monday. It goes on sale in Europe in November, but not until the second quarter of 2014 in the U.S. [Forbes, Bloomberg]

Compiled by theweek.com

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