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10 Things to Know for Today From AP – Thursday, May 29, 2017

Protesters, one of them with a giant head depicting Theresa May, at Parliament Square in central London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union later on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

By The Associated Press

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

1. BREXIT DAY: BRITAIN SET TO FILE FOR EU DIVORCE

After 44 years of ups and downs with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will send a letter to the European Council formally triggering a two-year countdown to the final split.

2. HOW TRAVEL BAN IS IMPACTING RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES

Schools including the University of Central Florida have admitted a large number of Iranian graduate students and losing them would be a blow to science programs, AP finds.

3. WHY PEOPLE OF RAQQA ARE TERRIFIED

Some 300,000 residents of the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria are trapped by the militants using them as human shields or confused as to where to run from airstrikes.

4. FEDERAL JUDGE WEIGHING LONGER BLOCK TO TRAVEL BAN

Hawaii says the policy discriminates against Muslims, while the government says it falls within Trump’s power to protect national security.

5. WHERE ‘TRUMP COMMUNITY’ ALARMS CONSERVATIONISTS

They predict that the overall development in West Java, including a massive theme park, will overwhelm a refuge for some of Indonesia’s most threatened species.

6. ‘EVERY DAY, I’M REMINDED THAT I’M JEWISH’

Former California congressional candidate Erin Schrode saw her email and social media accounts polluted with slurs and disturbing images from internet trolls.

7. ENVIRONMENTALISTS VOW TO FIGHT CLIMATE ACTIONS

The groups say they’ll file lawsuits and help to mobilize public backlash to plans by Trump to roll back U.S. efforts to curb global warming.

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