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10 things to know, Thursday, April 18


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

1. A day two years in the making

The Justice Department prepares to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on Russian election interference and Trump's presidential campaign.

2. North Korea says it tested new weapon

Pyongyang says that it has test-fired a “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demands that Washington remove Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations.

3. France to salute its bravest

France is paying a daylong tribute to the Paris firefighters who saved the internationally revered Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from encroaching flames.

4. 'We don’t get over it’

Mental health resources vary widely, but the problem is getting survivors of school shootings to seek counseling in the first place.

5. What is important to young Indian voters

They are more concerned about landing jobs after college, living in cleaner cities with breathable air, increasing safety for women, and competing with top world economies.

6. Forecasters turn to technology to fight floodwaters

Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects and predict just where rivers will roar over their banks.

7. Poll: Church membership in U.S. plummets

The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution plunges by 20 percentage points over the past two decades, hitting a low of 50% last year, a new Gallup poll finds.

8. Man with gas cans arrested at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Police say a New Jersey man entered the iconic church carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters.

9. Earth, meet Polo

Polo Ralph Lauren launches a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water.

10. Who world champs open up against

The NFL's 100th season will feature the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first Sunday night game.

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