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. IN CLOSE VOTE, U.S. SURVEILLANCE STAYS ALIVE
   
The House voted 217-205 to reject a bid to halt the NSA program that collects millions of Americans' phone and Internet records. NSA SURVEILLANCE
   
2. HIGH-SPEED TRAIN DERAILS IN SPAIN
   
At least 77 people were killed and 140 injured when the train jumped the tracks after a curve in the country's worst rail accident in decades.
   
3. OBAMA TAKES ECONOMIC MESSAGE TO FLORIDA
   
The president will speak at a Jacksonville port to turn Americans' attention away from gridlock in Congress and onto the economy.
   
4. WHERE THE MAIL WON'T BE DELIVERED
   
Congress approved a plan to stop delivering mail door-to-door by 2022, instead of moving to curbside delivery and cluster boxes.
   
5. POPE AIMS TO INSPIRE YOUTH
   
Francis is meeting with over 1 million young Roman Catholics in Rio and visiting a slum, after pleading this week that the faithful shun materialism.
   
6. WEINER ASKS VOTERS TO STICK WITH HIM
   
A new poll is due out today on the New York City mayor's race, taken after the candidate's admission he continued sexting after resigning from Congress.
   
7. NSA LEAKER'S TRAVEL PLANS
   
Edward Snowden's lawyer says he wants to leave the transit zone of Moscow's airport and stay in Russia, although he has no documentation yet to enter the country.
   
8. CAROLINE KENNEDY TAPPED FOR DIPLOMATIC POST
   
The president appointed the former first daughter as U.S. ambassador to Japan.
   
9. A NAME FOR A PRINCE
   
The royal baby, now known as George Alexander Louis,  has a name that has been held by six previous kings.
   
10. WHY FORMER PRESIDENT SHAVED HIS HEAD
   
George H.W. Bush, 89, showed his support for the sick child of one of his Secret Service agents.

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