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10 Things to Know for Today – Thursday, Aug. 11

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wave as he leaves a campaign rally at the BB&T Center, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

By The Associated Press

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

1. WHO TRUMP SAYS FOUNDED ISLAMIC STATE GROUP

Donald Trump accuses President Barack Obama of being the “founder” of the group that is wreaking havoc from the Middle East to European cities.

2. WHY SOME MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ARE NOT OK WITH BEING MUM ON TRUMP

Professional ethics dictate that psychiatrists and psychologists avoid publicly diagnosing someone they’ve never examined. But after the Republican nominee’s string of incendiary comments, some are chaffing at the restriction.

3. WHY MORE PROGRESS IS NEEDED ON US HEALTHCARE

About 9 in 10 Americans now have health insurance, but rising costs could bedevil the next occupant of the White House, and “Obamacare” remains divisive.

4. FEDS HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BALTIMORE POLICE

A scathing government report on the department suggests the strategy of cracking down on minor infractions before they lead to more serious crimes leads to routine discrimination against blacks.

5. CANADIAN POLICE SAY THEY KILLED A WOULD-BE SUICIDE BOMBER

A suspect who was being monitored by authorities and banned from associating with the Islamic State group is dead.

6. WHERE THEY KEPT THE CANOLIS, AND MAYBE LEFT A FEW GUNS

A passing reference to the “Mulberry Street Crew” in a new mob indictment revives questions about whether the Mafia still has at least a toehold in Manhattan’s Little Italy.

7. A FINAL ALL-AMERICAN SHOWDOWN AWAITS IN THE OLYMPIC POOL

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will meet in the 200-meter individual medley, ending a 13-year rivalry that has been one of the greatest in swimming history.

8. UNLIKE US AND CHINA, MANY NATIONS HAVE A SMALL SHOT AT OLYMPIC GLORY

Some, like India and Fiji, very rarely reach the podium. So they come to Rio with their collective focus pinned on one team, or one athlete, to break through.

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