10 Things to Know for Friday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
   
1. DRIVER A FOCUS IN SPAIN CRASH PROBE
   
Investigators say the driver and the train's speed regulation systems could have contributed to the disaster that killed 80.
   
2. EGYPT BRACES FOR MASS RALLIES
   
The country's top general told people to take to the streets to give him the mandate to fight "violence and terrorism."
   
3. POPE TELLS YOUNG TO MAKE 'TROUBLE IN THE DIOCESES'
   
Francis, elected on a mandate to reform the church, has visited one of Rio's most violent slums and cast off his security detail to get close to his flock.
   
4. GULF SPILL CONTRACTOR ADMITS TO DESTROYING EVIDENCE
   
Halliburton Energy Services provided cement to the drilling rig that exploded in 2010, spilling millions of gallons of oil.
   
5. CLEVELAND KIDNAP SUSPECT IN PLEA TALKS TO AVOID DEATH PENALTY
   
Another hearing is set today for Ariel Castro, charged with holding three women in his home for years, beating and raping them.
   
6. A BLACK EYE FOR HEDGE FUNDS
   
The AP's Christina Rexrode writes the insider-trading indictment of SAC Capital Advisers is the latest blow to an industry once seen as an easy path to fortune.
   
7. HOW FAST TRAIN WAS GOING IN SPAIN
   
Survivor Stephen Ward says a screen in front of him signaled the train was going 121 mph shortly before it crashed.
   
8. JUSTICE DEPT. LAUNCHES VOTING RIGHTS CHALLENGE
   
After the Supreme Court weakened the landmark civic rights legislation, the White House promised legal action in Texas and other states passing stricter laws.
   
9. WEINER MAKES NEW ADMISSION IN SEXTING SCANDAL
   
He says he exchanged racy messages with up to 10 women, including up to three after he resigned from Congress.
   
10. JUROR SAYS ZIMMERMAN 'GOT AWAY WITH MURDER'
   
Juror B29 told ABC News she favored convicting him in Trayvon Martin's killing, but said there wasn't enough evidence under Florida law.

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