10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. HAUNTING IMAGE OF SYRIAN BOY RESCUED FROM ALEPPO RUBBLE

The picture of the stunned and wounded boy, sitting inside an ambulance covered in dust and with blood on his face, is being widely shared on social media and captures the horror of the daily bombardment of the city. SYRIA

2. GOP PLANNING CONTINGENCY IF TRUMP FALTERS

The Republican National Committee concedes it may divert resources away from the presidential contest in favor of vulnerable Senate and House candidates if his standing does not improve. CAMPAIGN 2016

3. WHAT TREND IS TROUBLING FOR THE NATION

The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially, leading to a thinning of the middle class. CAMPAIGN 2016-WHY IT MATTERS-INCOME INEQUALITY

4. FEDS TO VISIT FLOOD-WRACKED LOUISIANA

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is slated to visit the devastated state to review the U.S. government’s response to the flooding, which has damaged tens of thousands of homes and businesses. DEEP SOUTH WEATHER

5. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE BRINGS DESTRUCTION, UNCERTAINTY

As a ferocious wildfire swallows up many homes east of Los Angeles, officials are faced with the difficult task of tallying the damage while still fighting the blaze. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

6. US SWIMMING TEAMMATES PULLED OFF RIO PLANE

A lawyer for Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz says they will not be allowed to leave Brazil until they provide testimony to authorities, who are investigating how the athletes got robbed along with star teammate, Ryan Lochte. LOCHTE ROBBERY

7. NORTH KOREA FACING PR CRISIS

The defection of a North Korean senior diplomat in London poses a major problem for Pyongyang on a number of fronts – not least of which is how to publicly respond. NKOREA-DIPLOMAT DEFECTS

8. AFTER DECADES OF WAR, AFGHANS WARY TO TALK OF MENTAL HEALTH

Experts say the vast majority of the Afghan population suffers from some form of post-traumatic stress disorder, yet societal attitudes on mental health hold many back from seeking help. AFGHANISTAN-MENTAL HEALTH

9. WHO IS MILWAUKEE OFFICER AT CENTER OF PROTESTS

Dominique Heaggan, 24, attended grade school in the city, joined the police force as a teenage aide and has lived near the shooting scene since at least 2012. POLICE SHOOTING-MILWAUKEE-OFFICER

10. WHO’S HOPING FOR MORE GOOD FORTUNE IN WILLIAMSPORT

Tokyo teams have won four of the last five Little League World Series titles – and the city’s Chofu squad wants to be the next champ. LLWS PREVIEW

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