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10 for today: Friday, April 25

10 for today: Friday, April 25

COMEBACK:Michael Phelps competes in the 100-meter butterfly final during the Arena Grand Prix, Thursday, April 24, in Mesa, Ariz. Phelps was competing for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics. He finished second in the event. Photo: Associated Press/Matt York

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

1. OBAMA FINDS HIMSELF IN FAMILIAR ROLE

He’ll again be the consoler-in-chief while visiting South Korea, a nation in mourning for the ferry sinking victims.

2. NUMBER OF U.S. MILITARY SUICIDES IS DOWN

But at the same time, there’s an increase in Army National Guard and Reserve members who take their own lives.

3. REPORT DESCRIBES AID TO NORTH KOREA DRYING UP

International donors are sending their money to countries with less political baggage, and many rural children are poorly nourished.

4. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL PLAYERS VOTING ON UNION

The results of the vote will be sealed during appeals — and that process could take weeks, months or even years.

5. WHO’S SPEAKING AT NRA’S ANNUAL CONVENTION

Several potential Republican presidential candidates are on tap, at a time when the gun lobby may be stronger than ever.

6. NEVADA RANCHER LOSES SOME SUPPORTERS

Republican politicians who had rallied around Cliven Bundy for standing up to the feds are now backing away after his comments about blacks and slavery.

7. HOW PEOPLE REMEMBER CHICAGO DOCTOR SLAIN IN KABUL

Relatives say Dr. Jerry Umanos — one of three Americans shot to death at a hospital — loved Afghanistan and was dedicated to helping needy kids everywhere.

8. WHERE FATAL SHOOTINGS BY POLICE ARE UNDER SCRUTINY

After an unprecedented investigation, 27 officers across Jamaica are facing murder charges.

9. U.S. HEALTH WATCHDOGS APPROVE ALTERNATIVE TO PAP SMEAR

The decision means drugmaker Roche can now market the genetic test as an option for cervical cancer screening.

10. PHELPS LAUNCHES COMEBACK, PLACES 2ND IN 100-METER BUTTERFLY

Up next for the 18-time Olympic gold medalist, who specializes in middle and longer distances, is the 50-meter freestyle — a sprinting event.

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