published Friday, August 3rd, 2012

10 Things to Know for Friday

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    This June 3, 2012 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a speech at the parliament in Damascus, Syria. Arab countries on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 pushed ahead with a symbolic U.N. General Assembly resolution that tells Assad to resign and turn over power to a transitional government. It also demands that the Syrian army stop its shelling and helicopter attacks and withdraw to its barracks. A vote is set for Friday morning.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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

1. WHAT IMPACT WILL U.N. VOTE HAVE ON SYRIAN CLASHES

The General Assembly votes at 11 a.m. on a resolution telling the Syrian army to stop its attacks, but the pronouncement is not enforceable.

2. JOBLESS REPORT LIKELY TO SHOW SLUGGISH U.S. HIRING

Analysts expect the unemployment rate to stay 8.2 percent when the Labor Department reports on July trends at 8:30 a.m.

3. HOW WILL OBAMA AND ROMNEY SPIN THE JOBLESS NUMBERS

The latest economic report will likely set the tone for the next phase in the battle for the White House.

4. CLINTON URGES SOUTH SUDAN TO RECONCILE WITH SUDAN

In her visit to the world's newest country, the U.S. secretary of state says the countries need to resolve their differences before they re-ignite a war.

5. HOW WILL A 'KISS IN' AT CHICK-FIL-A IMPACT THE GAY MARRIAGE DEBATE

Supporters of marriage equality will be kissing members of the same sex at the restaurants today in protest of recent comments by the chain's president.

6. WE KNOW MICHAEL, JERMAINE AND RANDY, BUT NOW WE MEET TJ JACKSON

The son of Tito Jackson is the new guardian of the late pop star's three children.

7. MORE FARMERS MARKETS ARE SPROUTING UP ACROSS THE U.S.

The USDA announces that the number of direct-sales markets has increased 9.6 percent in the past year.

8. MAYWEATHER FREED FROM JAIL THIS MORNING

The 35-year-old undefeated boxing champion served two months in a misdemeanor domestic battery case.

9. TO FOLLOW THE MARS MISSION YOU NEED TO LEARN THE LINGO

Between the acronyms and slang used by NASA, understanding what is being said can be confusing.

10. WILL PHELPS WIN HIS 21ST MEDAL TODAY?

The most decorated Olympian in history is set to compete in the last individual race of his career when he swims in the 100-meter butterfly finals at 2:30 p.m.

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