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10 things to know, Monday, July 16

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

1. Trump, Putin ready for one-on-one summit

The meeting in Finland is playing out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances, a new peak in the probe into Russian election meddling and fears in some quarters that Moscow's aggression may go unpunished.

2. How Trump says monarch characterized Brexit

The president tells a British interviewer that Queen Elizabeth II told him that Britain's plans to leave the European Union are “a very complex problem.”

3. Kushner’s family firm accused of pushing out tenants

Residents of rent-stabilized apartments in New York tell AP they will sue after a campaign used relentless construction to push them out and bring luxury condo buyers in.

4. Muslim political candidates facing backlash

Some high-profile hopefuls have fizzled out, and many are contending with anti-Muslim sentiment that's been emboldened in the Trump era.

5. Why Puerto Ricans are wary of finally getting power

Residents in remote areas are relieved to get electricity back after last summer's devastating hurricanes, though power company turmoil and grid concerns persist.

6. What Obama will highlight in Africa

The former U.S. president will urge the world's youth to work for human rights and fair societies, reaffirming Nelson Mandela's example of perseverance.

7. Billionaires fuel powerful state charter groups

Since 2006, philanthropists and their private foundations and charities have given almost half a billion dollars to groups that support the charter schools movement across the U.S., an AP analysis finds.

8. Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon and its rivals

Amazon is extending its annual “Prime Day” promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods.

9. Experts: U.S. sales, employment likely to grow

But most U.S. business economists say Trump's corporate tax cuts have yet to affect their plans for hiring or investment.

10. Bryce Harper headlines Home Run Derby field

The Washington Nationals’ slugger will take on Atlanta's Freddie Freeman in an all-NL East matchup in the first round.

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